English 200

Problems in the Study of Literature

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2021 Best, Stephen M.
T 9-12 301 Wheeler


This course introduces students entering the English Department’s Ph.D. program to the practice of scholarly writing, with an emphasis on three core aspects of the literary critical enterprise: textual criticism and editing, production and reception, and interpretation and recent debates over method. Students will be required to produce three papers that correspond to each of the above practices -- revising one of these papers into a conference presentation (at the end of the semester).  Our readings will correspond theoretically to the issues raised in each textual exercise.

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