CMLT 0205

Intro:Contemporary Lit. Theory

Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory
In this course we will introduce several major schools of contemporary literary theory. By reading theoretical texts in close conjunction with works of literature, we will illuminate the ways in which these theoretical stances can produce multiple interpretations of a given literary work. The approaches covered may include New Criticism, Psychoanalysis, Marxism and Cultural Criticism, Race Theory and Multicultural Criticism, Feminism, Post-Colonial Criticism, Queer Studies, Eco-Criticism, Post-Structuralism, and others. These theories will be applied to various works of fiction, poetry, and drama. The goal will be to make students critically aware of the fundamental literary, cultural, political, and moral assumptions underlying every act of interpretation they perform. 3 hrs. lect/disc.
Comparative Literature
Comparative Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ENAM 0205
ENGL 0205 *
LITS 0205


Spring 2025

CMLT0205A-S25 Lecture

Fall 2024

CMLT0205A-F24 Lecture (Losano)

Spring 2024

CMLT0205A-S24 Lecture (Sheldon)

Fall 2023

CMLT0205A-F23 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2023

CMLT0205A-S23 Lecture (Losano)

Fall 2022

CMLT0205A-F22 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2022

CMLT0205A-S22 Lecture (Losano)

Fall 2021

CMLT0205A-F21 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2021

CMLT0205A-S21 Lecture (Billings)

Fall 2020

CMLT0205A-F20 Lecture (Losano)
CMLT0205X-F20 Discussion (Losano)
CMLT0205Y-F20 Discussion (Losano)
CMLT0205Z-F20 Discussion (Losano)

Spring 2020

CMLT0205A-S20 Lecture (Baldridge)

Fall 2019

CMLT0205A-F19 Lecture (Siddiqi)

Spring 2019

CMLT0205A-S19 Lecture (Losano)

Fall 2018

CMLT0205A-F18 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2018

CMLT0205A-S18 Lecture (Losano)

Fall 2017

CMLT0205A-F17 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2017

CMLT0205A-S17 Lecture (Losano)

Fall 2016

CMLT0205A-F16 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2016

CMLT0205A-S16 Lecture (Losano)

Fall 2015

CMLT0205A-F15 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2015

CMLT0205A-S15 Lecture (Siddiqi)

Fall 2014

CMLT0205A-F14 Lecture (Losano)

Spring 2014

CMLT0205A-S14 Lecture (Baldridge)

Fall 2013

CMLT0205A-F13 Lecture (Losano)

Spring 2013

CMLT0205A-S13 Lecture (Baldridge)

Fall 2012

CMLT0205A-F12 Lecture (Siddiqi)