Undergraduate Catalog 2013-2014
PHL 350 Theories of Literature and Criticism
(Also ENL 460)
4 hours; 4 credits
A consideration of some of the main historical and contemporary theories of the nature of literature and the problems of criticism. Readings will be drawn from Aristotle to the post-structuralists. Major topics will be mimesis, expression, form, genre, convention, and aesthetic experience.
Prerequisites: Senior standing and an ENL 300-level literature course
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