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Spring 2017-2018
ENG 568   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Criticism and Theory - The Criticism Co-Op

Susan A. Stewart

How does the history of literary criticism have an impact on the practice of criticism today? What are the enduring central questions that critics bring to their work and, indeed, what is the essence of that work? Our seminar immerses us in these issues as we survey the critic's task from Aristotle to the New Critics. The course is designed for graduate students who would like to think deeply about their practice as critics and to explore the history of criticism as a resource for new writing.

Sample reading list:
Aristotle, Poetics
Longinus, On the Sublime
Dante, Letter to Can Grande
Kristeva, From Symbol to Sign
Hume, Of the Standard of Taste
Richards, The Four Kinds of Meaning
See instructor for complete list

Papers - 70%
Class/Precept Participation - 30%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Other information:
Requirements: attendance at every class, 30 pages of critical writing, including 10 page review for submission.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
42617 S01 01:30:00 pm - 04:20:00 pm T   McCosh Hall   44A   Enrolled:12 Limit:12 Closed