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EN 3350 - Introduction to the Critical Study of Literature: Get Started

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Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism

  • Literary Theory and Schools of Criticism - Purdue OWL - Provides brief overviews of the following critical approaches: moral criticism, formalism, psychoanalytic, Marxist, reader-response, structuralism and semiotics, postmodern, new historicism, post-colonial, feminist, gender studies and queer theory, ecocriticism, and critical race theory.

EN 3350 Course Description

This course provides a historical approach to literary analysis, a knowledge of literary terms and their application, and several analytical approaches to literature, including formal, historical, psychological, and feminist.