This class will expose students to the advanced study of literary theory. The focus may be on a historical survey or on interpretative strategies such as classical poetics, New Criticism, psychoanalytic interpretation, reader-response, feminist criticism, cultural studies, new historicism, ecocriticism, or rhetorical theory. Recent topics have included Rhetoric and Poetics; Parody and Intertextuality; and The Invention of “Modern” Rhetoric: Richards, Burke, and Perleman. Prerequisite: ENGL 304 and one 300-level literature course or permission of instructor.
2016-2017 Course Catalog / Courses / Studies in Theory