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ELIT 392 Literary Theory

The aim of this course is to introduce students to some of the main contexts and concepts of modern literary criticism and theory; to examine, in different ways, a number of different traditions of thought and critical practice that have contributed to the formation of current debates about the nature of literature, literary criticism, and theory. By the end of the course, students are expected to have gained a critical sense of the presuppositions and principles of literary criticism, and issues of knowledge, value, tradition, and ideology arising from the practice of reading. They will be able to apply this critical sense in cogent analyses of specific literary texts, demonstrating an appropriate critical terminology and an awareness of literature as a medium through which values are explored, affirmed, and debated. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5, Prerequisite: ELIT 164 or ELIT 222.

Spring Semester (Patrick Hart)

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