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2012-2013 Academic Catalog 
2012-2013 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 120-06 - Literary Analysis (Fall)

4 credits (Fall)
This course introduces students to the fundamental techniques of literary analysis. While reading a wide variety of texts, from poems, prose, and plays to graphic novels, digital literature and film, we will learn to actively read and interact with literature. We will investigate how form and structure shape literary texts, and we will learn the critical vocabulary of literary theory in order to analyze texts from many different critical approaches, such as feminist theory, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, queer theory, and postcolonialism. We will also trace how formations of race, gender, and sexuality have evolved across multiple genres and historical contexts, making a special effort to focus on literature that is non-canonical, experimental, or marginalized.

Prerequisite: None.
Instructor: Khactu