Description
INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY AND CULTURAL THEORY
This course offers selected readings in 20th century literary theory, with emphasis on the German tradition. We examine such "schools" of literary theory as psychoanalytic (Freud), Marxist (Lukacs, Benjamin, Brecht), and reception theory (Jauss, Iser). Each is discussed within its historical context; moreover, the implications of each is tested in relation to a selected work of literature. In addition, we study the critical reception of these schools of thought, as well as their relevance to contemporary debates.
Details
Grading Basis
Grad LG/SNC Basis
Units
3
Component
Seminar - Required
Course Attributes
Russian & East European Studie
West European Studies
Offering
Course
GER 2110
Academic Group
Dietrich Sch Arts and Sciences
Academic Organization
Germanic Languages & Lit
Campus
Pittsburgh Campus
Typically Offered
Fall