Criticism and the Arts


This is a course in the critical practice of literary theory in relation to the arts--literature, but also possibly the visual and performing arts--that occasion and challenge it. Exemplars to be drawn from the Anglo-European, Trans-oceanic, and/or North American (including multicultural) oeuvres, both contemporary and established. Ultimate concern is to develop each student's own critical writing, drawing upon brilliant precedents, responding creatively to the literature/arts at hand, and crafting personal voice.
Curriculum Codes
  • W
  • ALP
Typically Offered
Fall and/or Spring