C LIT 507: History Of Literary Criticism And Theory I

The History of Criticism and Literary Theory I
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A
 
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11675
 
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M W F 15:30-17:20
 
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A general introduction to the major issues in the history of criticism followed by the study of the classical theorists, including Plato, Aristotle, Longinus, and the major medieval critics. Offered: jointly with ENGL 507.

C LIT 507 A / ENGL 507 A

This course is the first in a series of survey courses on the history of literary criticism and theory in the West.  It will concentrate on ancient literary theory from Plato to Augustine by way of Aristotle, ancient rhetoricians, Horace, Plutarch, Longinus and Plotinus.  In addition to these core readings, students will be asked to give oral presentations  based on modern commentaries on ancient texts (Nietzsche, Heidegger,
Derrida, Deleuze, Ricoeur, etc.)

This course fulfills the Ph.D. Program in Theory and Criticism requirements.

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