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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENGL 621 - Literary Theory Today

3 Credit(s)

What is “literary theory” and why should it matter? Pursuing a rigorous course of readings and writings, this course will seek to answer these related questions by introducing graduate students to several traditions of twentieth and twenty-first century thought that have been of fundamental importance to the study of literature. Literary theory has made possible a much broader and richer encounter with texts of all kinds, from novels, poems, and plays to films, media, and the visual arts; this course seeks to understand how and why literary theory encourages new experiences and understandings of texts.