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 not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by S. Raman.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays in 56-167.

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

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