Literary Theory

A survey of major developments in literary theory and criticism. Discussion will focus on important perspectives-including structuralism, post-structuralism, Marxism, and feminism-and crucial individual theorists-including Bakhtin, Empson, Barthes, Derrida, Foucault, Jameson, Sedgwick, and Zizek.

Units: 1

Max Enrollment: 20

Prerequisites: Open to juniors and seniors who have taken two literature courses in the department, at least one of which must be 200 level, or by permission of the instructor to other qualified students.

Instructor: Shetley

Distribution Requirements: EC - Epistemology and Cognition; LL - Language and Literature

Typical Periods Offered: Fall

Semesters Offered this Academic Year: Fall