ENG 463: Seminar in Literature - Theory & Criticism

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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?

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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.

T.S. Eliot, Tradition and the Individual Talent

Harold Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence and Summary

Deleuze and Guattari, What is a Minor Literature?

We have to continue our Practical Criticism experiment! (Parbattie & Prof. Moy)







Queer theory - March 29

Rapporteur: Deirdre

Eve Sedgwick, Between Men

Eve Sedgwick, Epistemology of the Closet

Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest (in class); The Ballad of Reading Gaol poem & video

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography



happy spring break!






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.