The Literary Scholar

ENGL 1140A S01 [CRN: 24279]

Why does literature need critical study? And does critical study inevitably undermine the pleasures of reading? To address those questions, we will examine the histories of literary criticism (Wimsatt, Brooks, et alii), literary theory (Saussure, Foucault, Derrida, et alii), and English literature (from Beowulf to Philip Larkin); we will examine literary texts through reader response theory, stylistics, literary linguistics, rhetorical theory, and philology. Writing in this seminar will range from reforming conventional literary critical discourse to experimenting with nontraditional forms. Prerequisite: ENGL 0130, 0160, or 0180. S/NC.
Term
Spring 2014
Credit Hours
1.0
Maximum Enrollment
12
Primary Instructor
Meetings
1:00 pm - 1:50 pm Mon, Wed, Fri - from Jan 22, 2014 to May 16, 2014
Exam Group Code
06 (May 8, 2014 2:00pm)