SPAN 9950 Introduction to Literary Theory (Fall: 3 )
Organized as a seminar, this course will discuss some of the most influential theoretical schools of the last hundred years. From Structuralism, through Deconstruction to Cultural Studies and beyond, we will read a selection of essays as if in direct dialogue with each other not so much to create a linear sense of history but to point at the different concerns put forward by each of them. Those readings will include works by Roland Barthes, Jacques Derrida, Clifford Geertz, Barbara Johnson, Josefina Ludmer, Carlos Monsivais, Silviano Santiago, and Néstor García Canclini among others.
Instructor(s): Ernesto Livon-Grosman
Last Updated: 26-Jan-17