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Problems in the History of Literary Criticism II

Literary criticism from the late eighteenth century to the present. Particular attention will be paid to the theoretical issues and assumptions underlying the specific critical problems under investigation.

Seminar in Contemporary Literary Theory and Criticism

Literary theory and critical method, as exemplified by diverse figures from a number of differing national and linguistic cultures.

Seminar in East Central European Studies

Intellectual trends in their East Central European inflection. The philosophical and ideological underpinnings of the East Central European aesthetic and sociological thought and expression.

Literature and Science

Models of reality implicit in "scientific" and "literary" texts.

Aesthetic Theory (Kant to Adorno)

Major 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century tracts on aesthetic theory, mainly drawn from the German philosophical tradition. In-depth study of such concepts as beauty, the sublime, sensate knowledge, aestheticism, aesthetic ideology, the anti-aesthetic, and the end of art, against the background of contemporary continental theory.

Aesthetic Theory (Kant to Adorno)

Major 18th-, 19th-, and 20th-century tracts on aesthetic theory, mainly drawn from the German philosophical tradition. In-depth study of such concepts as beauty, the sublime, sensate knowledge, aestheticism, aesthetic ideology, the anti-aesthetic, and the end of art, against the background of contemporary continental theory.

Critical Theory

Introduction to the literary, cultural, aesthetic, and philosophical theories of the Frankfurt School (first-, second-, and third-generation theorists). Examines the main tenets of this tradition, places these theories in a comparative context, and explores the after-effects of Critical Theory in contemporary criticism.

Critical Theory

Introduction to the literary, cultural, aesthetic, and philosophical theories of the Frankfurt School (first-, second-, and third-generation theorists). Examines the main tenets of this tradition, places these theories in a comparative context, and explores the after-effects of Critical Theory in contemporary criticism.

Literature and Philosophy

The relationships between literature and philosophy, and in the philosophical issues that literature examines.

Seminar in Criticism and Theory

A problem in structuralism, poststructuralism, feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, New Historicism, gay and lesbian studies, postmodernism, postcolonialism, or cultural studies; or of a major literary theorist.

Seminar in Criticism and Theory

A problem in structuralism, poststructuralism, feminism, psychoanalysis, Marxism, New Historicism, gay and lesbian studies, postmodernism, postcolonialism, or cultural studies; or of a major literary theorist.

Readings in Comparative Literature

Independent reading with regular conferences and reports, in some aspects of comparative literature.

Doctoral Research

Research while enrolled for a doctoral degree under the direction of faculty members.

Doctoral Graduate Student Seminar

Advanced supervised experience in an applied setting. This course may not be used to satisfy a student's approved program of study.

Doctoral Dissertation

Dissertation writing under the direction of the major professor.

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