COML 3021

COML 3021

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

This course examines a range of exciting and provocative 20th- and 21st- century theoretical paradigms for thinking about literature, language and culture. These approaches provide differing, though often overlapping, entryways into theoretical analysis, including structuralism and post-structuralism, translation studies, Black studies, Afro-Diasporic Studies, postcolonial and decolonial studies, performance studies, media theory and cinema/media studies, the digital humanities, psychoanalysis and trauma theory, gender studies and queer studies, studies of the Anthropocene/environmental studies, and animal studies. Occasional invited guests, lectures and class discussions will provide students with a facility for close textual analysis, a knowledge of major currents of thought in the humanities, and an appreciation for the uniqueness and complexity of language and media.

When Offered Spring.

Distribution Category (LA-AS, ALC-AS)
Course Attribute (EC-SAP)
Satisfies Requirement Designated theory course for Comparative Literature majors.

Comments No previous knowledge of theory required.

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  •  6246 COML 3021   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Course open to all levels; no previous knowledge of literary or cultural theory required.