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ENGL 7009 Contemporary Theorists (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

This course is an in-depth introduction to key figures and movements in Contemporary Theory, with an emphasis on live theorists working today. We will read essays (mainly from The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism) and books by theorists such as Freud, Lacan, Kristeva, and Žižek (psychoanalysis); Derrida (deconstruction); Foucault (cultural theory); Benjamin (Marxist theory); Deleuze; Said (post-colonial theory); Butler (feminism) and Mulvey (feminist film theory); along with Badiou, Nancy, Ranciere, and Agamben. You do not need to have studied Theory prior to taking this course.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Frances Restuccia

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills the Theory Requirement

Last Updated: 24-Jun-17