Literary Theory

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the philosophical and theoretical movements that set the grounds for literary criticism. They are an indispensable tool for understanding literary and cultural texts in depth. Each theory will be discussed and analyzed in class and illustrated with selected texts to further practical understanding of their complexity. The class will cover a wide range of theories produced during the 19th and 20th centuries, such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism and post structuralism, feminism, and post colonialism among others. (1 unit)

Required text: Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan, Literary Theory: An Anthology, 2a ed., (Blackwell Publishings, UK and USA. 2004) ISBN: 979-1-4051-0696.2. Other materials will be provided in electronic form on Segue.
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SPAN 6580

All Sections in Summer 2010, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2010, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6580A-L10 Lecture (Evangelista de Gonzalez)