Romanticism, Criticism, Theory
Fall 2013 not offered
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory
This course offers an introduction to major trends and approaches in literary theory and criticism since World War II by way of an examination of the cultural historiography of the Romantic period. Many important theorists and critics, from new criticism to new historicism, from structuralism to poststructuralism, have also been Romanticists, and in their writings we can see how methodological and theoretical principles at once propel and are propelled by literary critical insights or questions--that is, how theory and criticism work together. This course assumes no prior knowledge of literary theory or critical schools. We will have three goals: to deepen our understanding of Romantic literature, of literary theory, and of criticism.
|Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Discussion
|Grading Mode: Graded
|Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None