English 194. Literary Criticism: Major Approaches and Methods

Instructor: James Engell

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 11 am-12 pm | Location: Sever 203

Significant critical orientations: modernism, classicism, romanticism, the New Criticism, structuralism and post-structuralism, as well as feminism, formalism, and other -isms. Theoretical formulations yet also practical criticism, history of criticism, and critical writings oriented toward psychology, language, and cultural contexts. Aristotle, Horace, Johnson, Coleridge, Schiller, Arnold, Wilde, Eliot, Shklovsky, Freud, Foucault, Barthes, Showalter, Derrida, Sontag, Frye, Cixous, and others.

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