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David Birdsong, Chair 201 W 21ST STREET STOP B7600, HRH 2.114A, AUSTIN, TX 78712 • 512-471-5531

Spring 2010

FR 381M • CRITICAL APPROACHES TO LITERATURE

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
36710 TTh
2:00 PM-3:30 PM
BEN 1.106
TISSIERES, H

Course Description

Over the course of the term, will be reading a wide range of literary criticism, mainly from the 20th century in order to 1) comprehend the importance of the many critical approaches; 2) help students build stronger critical arguments. The works read will take us through the main tendencies: Formalism, Phenomenology, Marxism, Psychoanalytical theory, Structuralism to Deconstruction, Postmodernism and Post-colonial theory, Feminism and Gender theory, etc. We will also be looking at some of the contributions of Film theory.

Grading Policy

Participation: 20% Presentations. Students will be presenting two articles of their choice. 20% Papers: 2 short critical essays. 30% Final paper: 30%

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