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Reading Theories
ENGL 295
Spring 2012
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: 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.

Essential Capabilities: 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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: Lecture / DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
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

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