Middlebury

LITS0205A-F09

Literary Theory
Please register via ENAM 0205A

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.
Course Reference Number (CRN):
91262
Subject Code:
LITS
Course Number:
0205
Section Identifier:
A

Course

LITS 0205

All Sections in Fall 2009

Fall 2009

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