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Literary Theory And Criticism

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This course introduces students to major literary theories in the discipline, from Structuralism to Post-modernism, for use in critical analysis.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    An Overview of Literary Theory

    • Explain the role of various theories in literary analysis.
    • Describe how theory applies to the reading of literature.

    The Readerâ s Relationship to the Text

    • Explain the interaction between a text and a reader.
    • Apply the theory of reader-response criticism to selected literary works.

    Structuralism to Deconstruction

    • Differentiate between structuralism, post-structuralism, and deconstruction.
    • Analyze a literary work using structuralism, post-structuralism, or deconstruction.

    New Historicism, Marxism, and Postcolonialism

    • Differentiate the roles of history and culture in analyzing selected literary works.
    • Analyze a literary work using a historical or cultural perspective.

    Perspectives

    • Explain how psychoanalysis became a prominent force in analyzing literature.
    • Explain how feminism became a prominent force in analyzing literature.
    • Analyze a literary work using psychoanalytic or feminist perspectives.
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