Middlebury

ENGL 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. (Formerly ENAM 0205)
Subject:
English
Department:
English
Division:
Literature
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR LIT
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2023

ENGL0205A-S23 Lecture

Fall 2022

ENGL0205A-F22 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2006

ENGL0205A-S06 Lecture (Baldridge)
ENGL0205X-S06 Discussion (Baldridge)
ENGL0205Y-S06 Discussion (Baldridge)
ENGL0205Z-S06 Discussion (Baldridge)

Spring 2005

ENGL0205A-S05 Lecture (Baldridge)
ENGL0205X-S05 Discussion (Baldridge)
ENGL0205Y-S05 Discussion (Baldridge)
ENGL0205Z-S05 Discussion (Baldridge)

Spring 2004

ENGL02050-S04 Discussion
ENGL0205A-S04 Lecture (Baldridge)
ENGL0205B-S04 Lecture (Siddiqi)
ENGL0205X-S04 Discussion (Baldridge)
ENGL0205Y-S04 Discussion (Baldridge)
ENGL0205Z-S04 Discussion (Baldridge)