French and Italian | Issues in Literary Theory
F564 | 2660 | Chaitin

This course will treat two sets of issues in literary criticism and
theory: I. Mimesis (Imitation), Representation and
Vraisemblance, II. Rhetoric and poetic language. Each reading
will be considered as an intervention in a continuing controversy
about the relations between literature, language and truth, from the
ancients to recent theories of structuralism and deconstruction. There
will be a mid-term and a final examination. Above section meets with