Division of Applied Undergraduate Studies
Literary Theory & Criticism
Presents various theories of criticism and examines the implications of these theories for the analysis of literary texts. Students become familiar with the language and concepts of psychoanalytic, feminist, and Marxist critics as well as the New Criticism and deconstruction. Students explore the major critical theories that have shaped 20th-century literature as well as its interpretation, providing sometimes contradictory ways of reading and writing literature.