LITS 0205

Literary 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/3 hrs. disc.
Literary Studies
Program in Literary Studies
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
CMLT 0205
ENAM 0205


Spring 2012

LITS0205A-S12 Lecture (Losano)
LITS0205X-S12 Discussion (Losano)
LITS0205Y-S12 Discussion (Losano)
LITS0205Z-S12 Discussion (Losano)

Fall 2011

LITS0205A-F11 Lecture (Baldridge)

Spring 2011

LITS0205A-S11 Lecture (Baldridge)
LITS0205X-S11 Discussion (Baldridge)
LITS0205Y-S11 Discussion (Baldridge)
LITS0205Z-S11 Discussion (Baldridge)

Fall 2010

LITS0205A-F10 Lecture (Billings)

Spring 2010

LITS0205A-S10 Lecture (Losano)
LITS0205X-S10 Discussion (Losano)
LITS0205Y-S10 Discussion (Losano)
LITS0205Z-S10 Discussion (Losano)

Fall 2009

LITS0205A-F09 Lecture (Siddiqi)
LITS0205Y-F09 Discussion (Siddiqi)
LITS0205Z-F09 Discussion (Siddiqi)

Spring 2009

LITS0205A-S09 Lecture (Siddiqi)
LITS0205Y-S09 Discussion (Siddiqi)
LITS0205Z-S09 Discussion (Siddiqi)

Fall 2008

LITS0205A-F08 Lecture (Sorensen)

Spring 2008

LITS0205A-S08 Lecture (Siddiqi)
LITS0205Y-S08 Discussion (Siddiqi)
LITS0205Z-S08 Discussion (Siddiqi)

Fall 2007

LITS0205A-F07 Lecture (Baldridge)
LITS0205Y-F07 Discussion (Baldridge)
LITS0205Z-F07 Discussion (Baldridge)

Spring 2007

LITS0205A-S07 Lecture (Baldridge)
LITS0205X-S07 Discussion (Baldridge)
LITS0205Y-S07 Discussion (Baldridge)
LITS0205Z-S07 Discussion (Baldridge)

Fall 2006

LITS0205A-F06 Lecture (Siddiqi)
LITS0205Y-F06 Discussion (Siddiqi)
LITS0205Z-F06 Discussion (Siddiqi)

Spring 2006

LITS0205A-S06 Lecture (Baldridge)
LITS0205X-S06 Discussion (Baldridge)
LITS0205Y-S06 Discussion (Baldridge)
LITS0205Z-S06 Discussion (Baldridge)

Spring 2005

LITS0205A-S05 Lecture (Baldridge)
LITS0205X-S05 Discussion (Baldridge)
LITS0205Y-S05 Discussion (Baldridge)
LITS0205Z-S05 Discussion (Baldridge)

Spring 2004

LITS0205A-S04 Lecture (Baldridge)
LITS0205B-S04 Lecture (Siddiqi)
LITS0205X-S04 Discussion (Baldridge)
LITS0205Y-S04 Discussion (Baldridge)
LITS0205Z-S04 Discussion (Baldridge)