30.463 Contemporary Critical Theory

An introduction to recent literary theories, including cognitive, structuralist, post-structuralist, psychoanalytic, feminist, queer, materialist, and evolutionary approaches. These theories will be examined in light of their aims, general principles, strengths, weaknesses, and critical statements by representative theorists. Although 30:386 History of Literary Criticism is recommended as an introduction to Contemporary Critical Theory, it is not a prerequisite.

3 lecture hours per week, one term.

Prerequisite: 12 credit hours in English literature (ENGL) or permission of Instructor.