English 161

Introduction to Literary Theory

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2016 Gonzalez, Marcial
MWF 11-12 87 Evans

Book List

Fanon, Frantz: The Wretched of the Earth; Gilbert, Sandra and Gubar, Susan: Feminist Literary Theory and Criticism; Williams, Raymond: Marxism and Literature


This course offers an introduction to literary theory with a focus on 20th- and 21st-century social and political approaches, including Marxism, feminism, race and ethnicity, post-colonialism, and ecocriticism. The course will strive to provide students with an understanding of the basic concepts, methods, and vocabulary employed in these various theoretical systems, as well as the differences between them.  We will ground our study of literary theory by reading and discussing several works of short fiction.  The course will require a substantial amount of reading and writing.  You will need to purchase a course reader.

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