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Global Theory: An Introduction

ENGL 094.401
instructor(s):
fulfills requirements:
Sector 1: Theory and Poetics of the Standard Major
Sector 6: 20th Century Literature of the Standard Major

This course will provide an exposure to the multiple discourses of contemporary theory in a global context.  Theory has exploded and expanded recently, and has been used both to understand and criticize our increasingly globalized world.  We will need to survey the main concepts developed in the twentieth century by the Formalist, Structuralist, Post-structuralist, Marxist and Feminist schools, before engaging more in depth with Post-colonial studies, Cultural Studies, Queer Theory, Translation Studies and new approaches to World Literature.  We will use the Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (2010) and a few hand-outs.