ENG 463: Seminar in Literature - Theory & Criticism
Introduction to Literary Theory
Why Literary Theory? Overview & Timeline
Predatory Reading & Notetaking
Stanley Fish, How to Recognize a Poem When You See One
Stanley Fish, Is There a Text In This Class?
Canon formation & canon shattering - FEB 15 & 22
HW: Type out a 10-12 lines or 1 paragraph of either "literature" or "any-text" in 12 point font, double spaced for our little class experiment on Wednesday, Feb 15.
We have to continue our Practical Criticism experiment! (Parbattie & Prof. Moy)
DECONSTRUCTION, Struturalism, Post-structuralism - March 20
feminist theory - March 22 & 27
Cultural Studies & New Historicism - April 3 & 5
happy spring break!
(Dis)abilitY Studies - April 19
Berger, Introducing Disability Studies (read quickly and in predatory fashion!)
Postcolonial Theory & Translation - April 24
Minae Mizumura, The Fall of Language in the Age of English; Japan Times article
Ecocriticism - May 1
Rob Nixon, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor - find and print out a review using a database search
*Wordsworth, Tintern Abbey & The Lucy Poems
ENglish department awards ceremony - May 3
mock conference - MAY 15
Research Essay Presentations and Digital Essay Blog Unveiling
Last class. Final papers are due via email as a PDF on May 22 by 9pm.