ADEN 1173 Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory (Spring: 3 )
We will take up several fundamental questions such as: What is theory? What is its relevance to English majors? What is the difference between terms such as text/work; discourse/author; subject/person? Why are English majors reading European and other thinkers who are not directly studying literature? What is literature anyway and what is its relation to culture? How does theory address reality, identity and sexuality? No prior knowledge of theory required, but students must be willing to be challenged by complexity. Students will be introduced to a variety of rhetorical terms and theoretical orientations.
Instructor(s): Kalpana Seshadri-Crooks
Last Updated: 07-Dec-13