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2014-2015 Undergraduate & Graduate Catalog

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ENG 655 - History of Literary Criticism and Theory

A study of literary criticism and theory from all major historical periods (Greek, Roman, medieval, Renaissance, Eighteenth Century, Romantic, Late Nineteenth Century), and of the various modern and contemporary schools. Emphasis on philosophical assumptions underlying literary theories and on application of critical approaches to literary works. Offered every other year (odd years). Prerequisites: Completion of English major or minor or consent of instructor.

Credits: 3

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