ENGLISH 627 - Critical Theories and Cross-Cultural Literature
Section: 002
Term: WN 2018
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
May be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This is a course in rhetorical and cultural analysis, in which texts are read against a background of texts of other kinds, drawn from a wide variety of genres and cultural contexts. The hope is that by asking similar questions of these divergent materials they may be seen as mutually illuminating. Our questions focus upon: the kind of language a particular writer inherits, including both the terms by which it is organized and the social and linguistic practices it authorizes (this is a kind of cultural criticism); upon the writer's transformation of that language in the particular text (this is a form of aesthetic criticism); and upon the kind of community the text creates both with its reader and with those it talks about (this is a form of ethical and political criticism). The texts will vary from year to year.

ENGLISH 627 - Critical Theories and Cross-Cultural Literature
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
002 (SEM)
M 5:00PM - 8:00PM
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