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ENGL 391 - Modern Literary Criticism

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: ENGL 102
This course examines the major critics and critical movements of the 20th century, particularly in the United States and England, but with some attention to continental critical thought. Critics and theorists such as T.S. Eliot, I.A. Richards, John Crowe Ransom, Edmund Wilson, Lionel Trilling, Northrop Frye, Raymond Williams and Roland Barthes are studied. The principles and methods of several kinds of criticism – formalist, Marxist, psycho-analytical, structuralist and post-structuralist – are examined.