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C LIT 509 A: History Of Literary Criticism And Theory III

Meeting Time: 
MW 1:30pm - 3:20pm
Location: 
SAV 169
SLN: 
11554
Instructor: 
Chandan C. Reddy

Additional Details:

This course will survey post-WWII continental philosophy as well as western social and cultural theory. In particular we will focus on post-structuralist genealogies of western political modernity. Touching on Kant, Hegel, Marx and Freud, we will investigate the pervasive European narrative of modernity as the progressive overcoming of private and arbitrary violence within social life. We will then focus the majority of the quarter on various post-structuralist interrogations of this narrative and its near total capture of western social, cultural, and political epistemologies. Thinkers include: Derrida, Lacan, Agamben, Butler, Spivak, Eagleton, Benjamin and the Frankfurt School.

Catalog Description: 
Literary criticism and theory from Kant's Critique of Judgment to the mid-twentieth century and the work of Northrop Frye. Offered: jointly with ENGL 509.
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Other Requirements Met: 
Status: 
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Last updated: 
April 28, 2016 - 9:19am
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