Contemporary Literary Criticism - This course offers a background in current literary criticism including approaches such as: Psychoanalytical, Feminist, Postmodern, and Postcolonial. Students are introduced to key thinkers in each school of criticism. These critical approaches are applied to a selection of contemporary masterpieces, such as, Proust, Poe, Kafka, Fuentes, Hawthorne, and Borges.
Literary criticism analyzes, interprets, or evaluates a work of literature. Criticism asks what literature is, what it does, and what it is worth.
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