Introduction to Critical Approaches

MA Students ONLY: Introduction to Critical Approaches

(coordinator, along with Nidesh Lawtoo)

Thursdays 3:15 to 5:00 Internef 143

This course is obligatory for all MA students in English!

The course textbook, Literary Theory (ed. M. Ryan) has arrived at Basta!

Syllabus 2010

The objective of this course is to provide an overview of the main theoretical issues that currently inform the study of literature and language. After a general introduction, each subsequent session will focus on a different theoretical topic and will be taught by a different instructor. Topics covered include Formalism, Structuralism, Post-structuralism, New Historicism, Feminism and Gender Studies, Postcolonialism, Cultural Studies andEco-Poetics.

Please note:

Wednesday, Nov. 24: Guest lecture by Prof. Terry Eagleton (attendance required)

Wednesday, Dec. 15: Guest lecture by Prof. Bruce Robbins of Columbia University (attendance highly encouraged)