English 199a. Rules of the Game: The History of Literary Theory

Instructor: Andrew Warren
Terms: Spring Term

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10-11:30 am | Location: TBA

The practice of reading literature is informed by theoretical assumptions that sometimes are made explicit but often are not. These (frequently rival) assumptions have a long history; understanding that history means understanding what is at stake when we argue about literature. The class considers theories of literature from Plato and Aristotle to the twentieth century.

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