The American Novel Since 1945 with Amy Hungerford

Introduction to Theory of Literature with Paul H. Fry

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Course Objective

This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose? 

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