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ENGL 7752 Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course introduces students to the concepts and practices of contemporary cultural and literary theory. Surveying various developments of the field during the last two decades, we will study: Marxist, psychoanalytic, feminist, new historical, structuralist, poststucturalist, and postcolonial approaches to literature and culture. Though our primary focus will be theoretical essays and books, students will also have the opportunity to apply the theories to literary and cultural texts. Possible theorists include: Marx, Althusser, Freud, Lacan, Lévi-Strauss, Derrida, Foucault, Chakrabarty, and Taussig. The course requires a series of short essays.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Wallace

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills the Theory requirement

Last Updated: 16-Jan-14