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-century, such as Marxism, psychoanalysis, structuralism and post structuralism, feminism, and post colonialism among others. (1 unit)

Required texts: Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan, Literary Theory: An Anthology, 2a ed., (Blackwell Publishings, UK and USA. 2004) ISBN: 979-1-4051-0696.2; other material in electronic form on Segue.
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SPAN 6580

All Sections in Summer 2011, LS 6 Week Session

Summer 2011, LS 6 Week Session

SPAN6580A-L11 Lecture (Evangelista de Gonzalez)