English 110B - Winter, 2016

Introduction to Modern Literary and Critical Theory

Class Information

Instructor: Marx, John
Time: MWF 9:00-9:50
Location: 106 Olson


    This course satisfies the Literary Criticism requirement for the English Major.

    This course will introduce students to contemporary literary and critical theory. Although largely devoted to twentieth- and twenty-first-century materials, the course will include key precedents as well. We will read materials drawn from a range of disciplines with the aim to discover what students of literature have to learn from theories proper to media studies, philosophy, psychology, and other fields. We will also consider theory as a discipline itself, with schools of thought that include structuralism and post-structuralism, queer and postcolonial theory, feminist and cultural studies.


    All required readings will be available via Smartsite.