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Literary Theory & Criticism


This is an introductory course to major literary theories and criticism of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. It will introduce the students to each of the following theories and philosophical movements: New Criticism, Structuralism, Deconstruction/Post-structuralism, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, Marxism, Historicism and Cultural studies, Postcolonial and Race studies, and Reader Response and Reception theories. The approach of the course is to examine the theories in the context of practice. Some of the questions we will address: Why does theory matter? How relevant is theory to our lives? How does it alter our political, social, and personal perceptions?

Academic Year

2013/2014, 2014/2015, 2015/2016, 2016/2017


Study Plan Literary Criticism Spring 2017.pdf    
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Last modified at 2/23/2017 9:44 AM by Yousef Awad