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ENGL 4941 Advanced Topics Seminar: Readings in Cultural Theory (Spring: 3 )

Course Description

This seminar is designed to meet the needs of students who are interested in graduate or professional school and who are seeking for that purpose an overview of the many concepts and practices of contemporary cultural and literary theory. Surveying various developments of the field during the last three decades, we'll survey Marxist, psychoanalytic, feminist, new historical, structuralist, and post-structuralist approaches to 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. Theorists include: Marx, Benjamin, Althusser, Freud, Lacan, Lévi-Strauss, Barthes, Derrida, and Foucault.

Instructor(s): Elizabeth K. Wallace

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Interested students should contact the instructor for permission to enroll.

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17