This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose?
This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
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|Lecture 1: Introduction – Introduction to Theory of Literature Details||00:39:00|
|Lecture 2: Introduction (cont.) Details||00:47:00|
|Lecture 3: Ways In and Out of the Hermeneutic Circle Details||00:47:00|
|Lecture 4: Configurative Reading Details||00:52:00|
|Lecture 5: The Idea of the Autonomous Artwork Details||00:46:00|
|Lecture 6: The New Criticism and Other Western Formalisms Details||00:50:00|
|Lecture 7: Russian Formalism Details||00:49:00|
|Lecture 8: Semiotics and Structuralism Details||00:52:00|
|Lecture 9: Linguistics and Literature Details||00:50:00|
|Lecture 10: Deconstruction I Details||00:52:00|
|Lecture 11: Deconstruction II Details||00:53:00|
|Lecture 12: Freud and Fiction Details||00:51:00|
|Lecture 13: Jacques Lacan in Theory Details||00:51:00|
|Lecture 14: Influence Details||00:51:00|
|Lecture 15: The Postmodern Psyche Details||00:53:00|
|Lecture 16: The Social Permeability of Reader and Text Details||00:50:00|
|Lecture 17: The Frankfurt School of Critical Theory Details||00:52:00|
|Lecture 18: The Political Unconscious Details||00:54:00|
|Lecture 19: The New Historicism Details||00:53:00|
|Lecture 20: The Classical Feminist Tradition Details||00:52:00|
|Lecture 21: African-American Criticism Details||00:54:00|
|Lecture 22: Post-Colonial Criticism Details||00:55:00|
|Lecture 23: Queer Theory and Gender Performativity Details||00:50:00|
|Lecture 24: The Institutional Construction of Literary Study Details||00:51:00|
|Lecture 25: The End of Theory?; Neo-Pragmatism Details||00:54:00|
|Lecture 26: Reflections; Who Doesn’t Hate Theory Now? Details||00:50:00|
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