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Literary and Cultural Theory: An Interdisciplinary Introduction

Semester and Year FA 2014
Course Number IDSEM-UG1314
Section 001
Instructor Sara Murphy
Days Mon,Wed
Time 12:30 PM - 1:45 PM
Units 4.0
Level U
Foundation Requirement HUM


In this course, we will examine several questions that arise for students interested in the relation of theory to interdisciplinary study. What is theory essentially? How does it help us to develop approaches and shape questions for study? What are some influential theoretical schools and theoreticians? What do they say and how might they be related to one another? We will proceed through readings from Structuralism to Post-structuralism, focusing on language, feminism, psychoanalysis, deconstruction and interpretations of power and discourse. Authors considered may include Levi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, Jacques Derrida, Jacques Lacan, and Luce Irigaray.



Course Type

Interdisciplinary Seminars (IDSEM-UG)

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