COMPLIT 495 - Senior Seminar in Comparative Literature
Section: 001 Introduction to Theory and Criticism
Term: FA 2018
Subject: Comparative Literature (COMPLIT)
Department: LSA Comparative Literature
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Comparative Literature majors with senior standing.
Other Course Info:
May not be repeated for credit.
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This seminar introduces students to some of the most influential texts in the history of criticism and theory. No prior knowledge of theory is required, but be prepared to read challenging texts! This course will expose you to a wide array of theoretical frameworks from cultural studies to media studies, postcolonial studies to psychoanalysis, queer theory to ecocriticism. In addition to reading critical texts by well-known critics and theorists, we will apply their critical methods to select works of fiction. Course evaluation will be based on active class participation; serious and regular attendance; brief writing assignments; midterm & final exams; engaged class participation. Students will emerge from this course with new awareness of the history and stakes of literary theory, and with the ability to read critically and write with clarity.

Class Format:

Seminar discussion

COMPLIT 495 - Senior Seminar in Comparative Literature
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001 (SEM)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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