21L.451 Literary Theory

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Examines how we read texts and the questions that we, as readers, ask of them. Introduces different critical approaches to literature by examining the relationship between readers and text, between different texts, and between text and context. Topics vary but usually include reader-response theory, structuralism and semiotics, post-structuralism and post-modernism, historicism, psychoanalysis, intertextuality, cultural criticism, and media theory.

This class has no prerequisites.

21L.451 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by S. Raman.

Lecture occurs 12:30 PM to 2:00 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 4-253.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Introduction to Literary Theory site or on the 21L.451 Stellar site.

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