Questions of Theory

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2021

To explore key literary, cultural and critical theories, we pose questions through readings of classic and contemporary theorists, from Aristotle to Kant, Schiller, Arendt, Barthes, Foucault, Glissant, Ortiz, Kittler, and Butler, among others. Their approaches include aesthetics, (post)structuralism, (post)colonialism, media theory, gender theory, ecocriticism. Each seminar addresses a core reading and a cluster of variations. Weekly writing assignments will formulate a question that addresses the core texts to prepare for in-class discussions and interpretive activities.

 

Additional Information

Faculty: Nicole Suetterlin, Doris Sommer
Semester: Full Fall Term
Time: Fri, 12:45 - 2:45 p.m. ET
GERMAN 291