ENAM 0205

Literary 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.
English & American Literatures
English & American Literatures
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
ENGL 0205 *
CMLT 0205
LITS 0205

Sections in Spring 2011

Spring 2011

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