Intro:Contemporary Lit. Theory

Introduction to Contemporary Literary Theory
This course 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 various interpretations of a given poem, novel, or play. The approaches covered will include New Criticism, Psychoanalysis, Marxism and Cultural Criticism, Feminism, and Post-Structuralism. These theories will be applied to works by Shakespeare, Wordsworth, The Bront√ęs, Conrad, Joyce, and others. 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.
English & American Literatures
English & American Literatures
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Spring 2018

ENAM0205A-S18 Lecture

Fall 2017

ENAM0205A-F17 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2017

ENAM0205A-S17 Lecture (Losano)

Fall 2016

ENAM0205A-F16 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2016

ENAM0205A-S16 Lecture (Losano)

Fall 2015

ENAM0205A-F15 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2015

ENAM0205A-S15 Lecture (Siddiqi)

Fall 2014

ENAM0205A-F14 Lecture (Losano)

Spring 2014

ENAM0205A-S14 Lecture (Baldridge)

Fall 2013

ENAM0205A-F13 Lecture (Losano)

Spring 2013

ENAM0205A-S13 Lecture (Baldridge)

Fall 2012

ENAM0205A-F12 Lecture (Siddiqi)

Spring 2012

ENAM0205A-S12 Lecture (Losano)
ENAM0205X-S12 Discussion (Losano)
ENAM0205Y-S12 Discussion (Losano)
ENAM0205Z-S12 Discussion (Losano)

Fall 2011

ENAM0205A-F11 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2011

ENAM0205A-S11 Lecture (Baldridge)
ENAM0205X-S11 Discussion (Baldridge)
ENAM0205Y-S11 Discussion (Baldridge)
ENAM0205Z-S11 Discussion (Baldridge)

Fall 2010

ENAM0205A-F10 Lecture (Billings)

Spring 2010

ENAM0205A-S10 Lecture (Losano)
ENAM0205X-S10 Discussion (Losano)
ENAM0205Y-S10 Discussion (Losano)
ENAM0205Z-S10 Discussion (Losano)

Fall 2009

ENAM0205A-F09 Lecture (Siddiqi)
ENAM0205Y-F09 Discussion (Siddiqi)
ENAM0205Z-F09 Discussion (Siddiqi)

Spring 2009

ENAM0205A-S09 Lecture (Siddiqi)
ENAM0205Y-S09 Discussion (Siddiqi)
ENAM0205Z-S09 Discussion (Siddiqi)

Fall 2008

ENAM0205A-F08 Lecture (Sorensen)

Spring 2008

ENAM0205A-S08 Lecture (Siddiqi)
ENAM0205Y-S08 Discussion (Siddiqi)
ENAM0205Z-S08 Discussion (Siddiqi)

Fall 2007

ENAM0205A-F07 Lecture (Baldridge)
ENAM0205Y-F07 Discussion (Baldridge)
ENAM0205Z-F07 Discussion (Baldridge)

Spring 2007

ENAM0205A-S07 Lecture (Baldridge)
ENAM0205X-S07 Discussion (Baldridge)
ENAM0205Y-S07 Discussion (Baldridge)
ENAM0205Z-S07 Discussion (Baldridge)

Fall 2006

ENAM0205A-F06 Lecture (Siddiqi)
ENAM0205Y-F06 Discussion (Siddiqi)
ENAM0205Z-F06 Discussion (Siddiqi)