English 290: Literary Theory and Practice

EN290: Literary Theory and Practice

Focus: Elizabeth Bishop

Spring 2011

MTH 2:00-3:15

Gailhac G103

Final Exam: April 26, 3:00-5:30pm


This course provides an introduction to the foundations of literary theory and to the process of applying these critical approaches in literary research. Students will explore the principles of New Criticism and Formalism; Structuralism and Post-Structuralism; Reader-Response Criticism; Feminism and Gender Studies; Marxism and Historicisms, Psychoanalytic criticism, Ethnic Studies, and Post-colonialism. We will be applying these ways of seeing to more fully engage the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop. Open to English majors and minors only. English majors must earn a grade of C or better. Prerequisite: EN 200.


Upon successful completion of this course, students will be expected to



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