ENGL 304 A: History Of Literary Criticism And Theory II

Meeting Time: 
MW 2:30pm - 4:20pm
Location: 
SMI 305
SLN: 
13849
Instructor:
Henry Staten
Henry Staten

Additional Details:

We will study some of the most influential critical theories of the last fifty years (cultural and gender studies, deconstruction), and also some of the foundational ideas of traditional literary criticism which exemplify what it is that recent theory was reacting against and “deconstructing"? (mimesis, Romanticism, realism, “New Criticism"?).

Readings:

Backgrounds: Aristotle, selections from Poetics Wordsworth, selections from Henry James, “The Art of Fiction." Cleanth Brooks, “The Heresy of Paraphrase"

Catalog Description: 
Contemporary criticism and theory and its background in the New Criticism, structuralism, and phenomenology.
GE Requirements: 
Visual, Literary, and Performing Arts (VLPA)
Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
Active
Last updated: 
March 24, 2016 - 11:24am