English 456: C20 Criticism and Theory
Syllabus Page for Spring 2003
Al Drake | Cyber Cafe | Thurs. 6-7 | 714-434-1612
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Audio Note: Audio of class sessions was available during the semester. [Audio has been removed since the class is no longer current.]
Questions: Kant | Hegel-Marx | Nietzsche | Saussure | Brooks | Wimsatt | Gramsci | Benjamin | Levi-Strauss | Barthes | Derrida | Foucault | Lyotard | Habermas | Michaels | Fanon | Said | Hall | Bhabha | Beauvoir | Cixous | Austin | Butler
WEEK 1 (January 30)
1st: Introduction to Course.
WEEK 2 (February 6)s
1st: Kant, Immanuel. from Critique of Judgment. [Guide]
WEEK 3 (February 13)
WEEK 4 (February 20)
1st: De Saussure, from ...General Linguistics.
WEEK 5 (February 27)
1st: Brooks. "...Paraphrase," "Formalist Critics." [Guide]
WEEK 6 (March 6)
1st: Gramsci. "Formation of the Intellectuals."
WEEK 7 (March 13)
from Tristes Tropiques.
Paper 1 Due in Class Week 7
WEEK 8 (March 20)
1st: Derrida. from Dissemination. [Guide]
Turn in Take-Home Midterm
WEEK 9 (March 27)
1st: Foucault. "What
is an Author?" [Guide]
WEEK 10 (April 3)
1st: Lyotard. "Defining
WEEK 11 (April 10)
1st: Fanon, Frantz.
from The Wretched of the Earth.
WEEK 12 (April 17)
1st: no class, spring break
WEEK 13 (April 24)
1st: Hall, Stuart. "Cultural
Studies and Its Theoretical Legacies."
WEEK 14 (May 1)
WEEK 15 (May 8)
1st: Austin, J.L. "Performative Utterances."
FINALS WEEK (May 15)
Take-home; turn in by email or from 7:00-8:00 PM Thursday May 15, in class.