COL 339, CCIV 393, EAST 340, FIST 290, GRST 231, RUSS 340|
In this survey of modern literary, critical, and cultural theories, emphasis is on key concepts--language, identity, subjectivity, gender, power, knowledge, and cultural institutions--and key figures such as Marx, Freud, Nietzsche, Saussure, Barthes, Gramsci, Benjamin, Althusser, Foucault, Lacan, Deleuze, Jameson, postmodernism, and U.S. feminism.
Ethical Reasoning, Interpretation
Interpretation: The texts taught are short, compressed, demanding, and address shared issues over a century. Interpretation will therefore be taught as an intratextual, intertextual and contextual activity.
Ethical Reasoning: Most of the theories taught were intended to be consequential, altering thought and therefore behavior, in ways that had moral consequences and thus demanded ethical reasoning.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CEAS)(CEAS-Lit&Cult)(COL)(CSCT)(ENGL)(ENGL-Literature)(FRST-MN)(FRST)(GRST-MN)(GRST)(HRAD-MN)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Coursepack plus Michel Foucault, DISCIPLINE AND PUNISH.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Three short papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course fulfills the English Department's Theory requirement for the major and contributes to the Theory & Literary Forms concentration. It is also given credit by a variety of departments and programs. COL majors may take this course on a pass-fail basis.
|Instructor(s): Tölölyan,Khachig Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: SQU112; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 40||SR major: 10||JR major: 25|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 1||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: 0|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
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