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AUDIO OF SESSIONS FOR E256 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM, CHAPMAN U FALL 2012 (11/27/12)

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SESSION SCHEDULE: FOLLOWING WORKS DISCUSSED ON DATES INDICATED

WEEK 1

Tu. 08/28. Course introduction: Wiki site, procedures and evaluation requirements. SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 08/30. Plato. The Republic, Book 7 (Norton 60-64). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 2

Tu. 09/04. Plato, Aristotle. Plato's The Republic, Book 10 (64-77). Aristotle's Poetics (88-115, read approx. first half). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 09/06. Aristotle. Poetics (88-115). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 3

Tu. 09/11. Horace. "Ars Poetica"; (122-33). Time permitting, I'll offer a brief contrast with Longinus' On Sublimity; (136-54), but that work isn't assigned. SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 09/13. Augustine of Hippo, Thomas Aquinas, Dante Alighieri, Sir Philip Sidney. Augustine's On Christian Teaching (156-62); Aquinas' Summa Theologica (181-84); Dante's Il Convivio (186-88) and "The Letter to Can Grande" (188-90); Sidney's "The Defence of Poesy" (read only 257-58, "There is no art delivered … (through) the poets only deliver a golden" and 262-63, "The philosopher, therefore … (through) "if they be not illuminated or figured forth by the speaking picture of poesy.") SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 4

Tu. 09/18. Alexander Pope. "An Essay on Criticism" (349-62). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 09/20. Samuel Johnson. The Rambler, #4 (367-71). Rasselas (371-72). "Preface to Shakespeare" (Okay to read only 379-86, starting with "Shakespeare with his excellencies has likewise faults..."). Read 386-88 if time permits -- it's optional, but an excellent statement about "wit" and Metaphysical poets such as John Donne. SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 5

Tu. 09/25. Immanuel Kant. Critique of the Power of Judgment (414-30, "Analytic of the Beautiful"). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 09/27. Immanuel Kant. Critique of the Power of Judgment (430-50 "Analytic of the Sublime"). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 6

Tu. 10/02. Georg W.F. Hegel. Phenomenology of Spirit (541-47, "The Master-Slave Dialectic"). Read Lectures on Fine Art (547-55) if time permits -- it's optional. SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 10/04. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels. Economic and Philosophic Manuscripts of 1844 (651-55); The German Ideology (655-56); The Communist Manifesto (657-60); Grundrisse (661-62); "Preface to A Contribution to the Critique of Political Economy (662-63). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 7

Tu. 10/09. William Wordsworth. "Preface to Lyrical Ballads, with Pastoral and Other Poems" (559-79). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 10/11. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. Biographia Literaria (584-91). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 8

Tu. 10/16. Charles Baudelaire. The Painter of Modern Life (680-90). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 10/18. Matthew Arnold and Walter Pater. Arnold's "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time" (695-714). Pater's "Conclusion to Studies in the History of the Renaissance" (728-30). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 9

Tu. 10/23. Oscar Wilde. "The Decay of Lying" (790-94); "The Critic as Artist" (794-807). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 10/25. Friedrich Nietzsche. "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense" (764-74). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 10

Tu. 10/30. Sigmund Freud. The Interpretation of Dreams (814-24). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 11/01. Ferdinand de Saussure. Course in General Linguistics (850-66). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 11

Tu. 11/06. Cleanth Brooks. The Well Wrought Urn (1217-29, "The Heresy of Paraphrase"). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 11/08. Claude Levi-Strauss. Triste Tropiques (1277-86, Ch. 28. "A Writing Lesson"). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 12

Tu. 11/13. Roland Barthes. Mythologies (1320-21 "Photography and Electoral Appeal"); "The Death of the Author" (1322-26); "From Work to Text" (1326-31). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 11/15. Michel Foucault. "What Is an Author?" (1475-90); Discipline and Punish: The Birth of the Prison (1490-1502). SESSION AUDIO.

WEEK 13

Tu. 11/20. J. L. Austin. "Performative Utterances" (1289-1301). SESSION AUDIO.

Th. 11/22. No Class, Thanksgiving Holiday.

WEEK 14

Tu. 11/27. Frantz Fanon and Ngugi Wa Thiong'o. Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth (1440-46). Ngugi's "On the Abolition of the English Department" (1995-2000). SESSION AUDIO. Available soon after session.

Th. 11/29. Edward W. Said. Orientalism (1866-88, "Introduction"). SESSION AUDIO. Available soon after session.

WEEK 15

Tu. 12/04. Simone de Beauvoir. The Second Sex (1265-73, Ch. XI. "Myth and Reality"). SESSION AUDIO. Available soon after session.

Th. 12/06. Judith Butler. Gender Trouble (2540-53, from Ch. 3. "Subversive Bodily Acts"). SESSION AUDIO. Available soon after session.

TEXT USED

Leitch, Vincent B., ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. 2nd Ed. Norton, 2010. ISBN-13: 978-0393932928.

Technical Note: I record audio files in class with a digital voice recorder, transfer them via USB to my laptop, edit them in WavePad Sound Editor and convert them to 16 kbps mp3 files for uploading to this wiki site.


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