SPAN-406 Introduction to Critical Theory
A general introduction to contemporary literary criticism, its methods (philology, stylistics, formalism, structuralism, and the different versions of poststructuralism, including deconstruction, feminist criticism, and Marxism), its aims, and limits, applied to Hispanic literature. Special attention is paid to the ways contemporary criticism has been informed by other disciplines--linguistics, philosophy, psychoanalysis, sociology--and the most recent discussions on genre. Intended for upper-level undergraduates and beginning graduate students in Spanish. Permission of the instructor is required.
Prerequisites: SPAN-242 or SPAN-262 or Placement Test
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