English H195A

Honors Course

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
3 Fall 2009 Rubenstein, Michael
Rubenstein, Michael
TTh 3:30-5 24 Wheeler

Other Readings and Media

Leitch, V., ed..: Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism


This course is designed to facilitate the writing of a senior honors thesis by deepening students’ engagement with literary theory and critical methodology. To that end we will explore some key critical texts that found and inform various schools of literary criticism: New Criticism, Psychoanalysis, Feminism, Marxism, Deconstruction, and so on. At the same time, students will refine their particular research interests into a workable thesis topic, come up with a working bibliography of primary and secondary source material particular to their project, and begin the process of writing, revising, and presenting their work (to be completed in the spring semester).

Students who satisfactorily complete H195A-B (the Honors Course) may choose to waive the seminar requirement.

Enrollment is limited and a written application, a copy of your college transcript(s), a list of your current courses, and a photocopy of a critical paper that you wrote for another class are due BY 4:00 P.M., Tuesday, April 21; be sure to read the paragraph on page 2 of this Announcement of Classes regarding enrollment in the Honors Course!

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