Sep 30, 2022  
College Catalog 2022-2023 
    
College Catalog 2022-2023

ENG 290 - Approaches to Literature and Culture


This course introduces current debates in the field of English studies. It tackles a variety of ways of approaching literary and cultural texts, including film, from the Freudian to the feminist to the postcolonialist. What difference does knowledge about the historical period or cultural context in which a text was written make to the way we read it? Does knowing the author of a text change our reading of it? Is film authorship different from literary authorship? Does our own class, race or gender affect our reading? We will read theory about language and representation, race in literature and the economics of literary and cultural production, and we will test these ideas on literature and other kinds of texts such as advertisements, film and other visual media.

Prerequisites
One course in English above ENG 101  

Credits 1



Notes
Majors are urged to take the course in the Sophomore year but open to Seniors and Juniors. Not open to First Year Students. 

Area
Humanities

Division
Arts and Humanities

Compass Attributes
Humanities