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ENGL 4923 Advanced Topic Seminar: Topics in Theory (Spring: 3 )


Course Description

In this course we will wander into the high altitudes of contemporary theory, exploring some key concepts that have been particularly influential on literary studies in recent decades. We will explore such topics as "Hybridity and the Other," "The Uncanny," "The Construction of the Subject: From Narcissism to Gender, Race and Class," and "Problems in Representation: Visual and Textual." These issues will be approached from multiple perspectives including, but not limited to, deconstruction, gender theory, queer theory, psychoanalysis, and cultural studies. Readings will likely include texts by Derrida, Lacan, Freud, Kristeva, Barthes, Mercer, Bal, hooks and others.


Instructor(s): Robin Lydenberg

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13