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ENGL 7752 Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory (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 (some from The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism) and books by theorists such as Freud, Lacan, Kristeva, and Žižek (psychoanalysis); Derrida (deconstruction); Barthes, Foucault (cultural theory); Benjamin (Marxist theory); Deleuze; Said (post-colonial theory); Cixous, Butler (feminism/gender theory); along with Badiou, Nancy, Ranciere, and Agamben. No prior experience with Theory is necessary. One required mid-term paper (6 pages) and a final paper (12 pages).

Instructor(s): Frances Restuccia

Prerequisites: None

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Comments: Fulfills the Theory requirement

Last Updated: 31-Jan-18