English | Critical Practices
L371 | 7008 | Judith Anderson
L371 7008 CRITICAL PRACTICES
2:30p-3:45p TR (30 students) 3 cr. A&H.
PREREQUISITE: L202 with grade of C- or better. NOTE: The English
Department will strictly enforce this prerequisite. Students who
have not completed L202 with a grade of C- or better will have their
registration administratively cancelled.
This course focuses on some of the landmarks of modern critical
practice. It also includes several from the past that both underlie
and continue to orient the present. Sample topics are language and
representation; modernism and postmodernism; ideology, tradition,
and deconstruction; subjectivity, gender, and the body. Where
possible, we’ll integrate brief literary texts with theoretical
ones, testing them against one another. Writing will include a
midterm, a final, and numerous other assignments, ranging from
formal essays to in-class exercises. Attendance and participation
will be expected.