ENGL 284 - Professor David Shih

Introduction to Theory and Criticism

This course is an introduction to a history of thought, beginning in the mid-twentieth century, centered on the practices through which meaning is made, not only within an academic discipline, but within and across cultures at large and that has come to be known simply as “theory.” This class aims to bring this history of thought to the student, not necessarily so that they will become more masterful readers of literature but so that they will become more masterful readers of texts in general, trained to make meaning by finding connections among them.

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