SHUM 4626

SHUM 4626

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

What does it mean to have a relationship with a work of literature? This course explores three relationships between text and human: one of authorship and authority, one of critique and criticism, and one of consumption and reading. What are the social relationships imagined by each position? Thinkers and writers across the twentieth century have attempted to describe these positions under historical conditions ranging from authoritarianism and imperialism as well as from historical conditions of post-totalitarianism. Each section draws on essays, literary theory, and an exemplary novel to illuminate the stakes of these questions, for not only aesthetic theory but also political theory and history in the twentieth century.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment limited to: 15 students.

Comments Co-meets with SHUM 6626. 

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COML 4621ENGL 4926SHUM 6626

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16376 SHUM 4626   SEM 101