Ontario College of Art & Design

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European Literary Classics and Criticism (NOT OFFERED IN 2009-2010)
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 10 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
(NOT OFFERED IN 2009-2010)
The course aims to cover questions such as: How do literary and cultural theorists approach literary texts? How are contemporary views of literature influenced by diverse theoretical approaches to the study of literature, in fields such as formalism, structuralism, poststructuralism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, postmodernism, and critical race studies. We will investigate the relation of literature to criticism, and the construction of a literary cannon, as we study a wide range of literary genres and theoretical approaches to literature. By examining contemporary readings of literary texts alongside prior interpretations, we will investigate how these texts are open to multiple interpretations. Our focus will be (1) critically analyzing literary theory; (2) writing essays in which you use specific theoretical approaches to analyze literary classics. Literary texts may include works by Blake, Dickinson, Milton, Shakespeare, Sophocles, Woolf and others.
Notes: ENGL 2B03 is strongly recommended in advance of 300-level ENGL courses.
Course was last updated June 12, 2009 - 11:54 AM