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Introduction aux approches critiques

Introduction to Critical Approaches

Faculté de gestion: Faculté des lettres

Responsable(s): Joanne Chassot, Boris Vejdovsky
Intervenant(s): -

Période de validité: 2013 -> 2016

Pas d'horaire défini.


Semestre d'automne
2 heures par semaine
28 heures par semestre

Langue(s) d'enseignement: anglais
Public: Oui
Crédits: 0
Polycopiés: Oui


This is a survey class introducing students to the principal movements and schools of literary and critical theory. Topics covered include Formalism, Structuralism, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Bakhtin and Dialogism, New Historicism, Feminism and Gender Studies, Queer Theory, Postcolonial Theory, and Cultural Studies. The textbooks for the course is Literary Theory: An Anthology, edited by Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan, which may be purchased at Basta!. Other readings will be posted on the Moodle site for the course. This course is designed to expose students to the main terms and issues of twentieth-century literary theory with an emphasis on current approaches. Progress in the course will be evaluated through two written take-home tests in the middle and at the end of the semester.


Two take-home written assignments in the form of multiple essay questions.


Rivkin, Julie, and Michael Ryan, eds. Literary Theory: An Anthology (2nd ed.). Malden: Blackwell, 2004.
The textbook will be available at Basta!
All other readings will be made available on Moodle.

Exigences du cursus d'études

C1 / BA

Informations supplémentaires


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