Classics 353

Literary Theory and Classical Literature

Full course for one semester. Study of some of the main currents in literary theory in the last 50 years and the application of these theories to selected classical works. The focus will be on three literary movements: New Criticism, structuralism and its various offshoots such as semiotics and narratology, and Marxist literary theory, including political criticism and new historicism/cultural poetics. All non-English texts will be translated. Prerequisite: Humanities 110 or consent of the instructor. Conference. Cross-listed as Literature 353. Not offered 2006-07.

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