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2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENG 371 - Readings in Literary Theory and Criticism

This reading-intensive course is designed to acquaint students with a wider range of theoretical and critical texts, concepts, and perspectives than can typically be covered in core requirement classes such as English 170 and 271 (both of which are strongly recommended). Emphasis will be given to theories of signification (semiotics), representation (mimesis), and interpretation (hermeneutics) that have informed the practice of literary analysis from antiquity to the present day. The course will also provide students with the opportunity to practice their reading and research skills in order to better prepare them for work in advances seminars such as English 470: Topics in Literary Theory and Criticism.

General Education Requirements: Western Cultural Tradition

Prerequisites: 6 credits beyond ENG 101 (ENG 170 and ENG 222 recommended) or instructor permission

Course Typically Offered: Spring, Odd Years

Credits: 3