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Cornell University    
  Feb 19, 2018
Courses of Study 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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COML 3021 - Literary Theory on the Edge

(crosslisted) ENGL 3021 , PMA 3421  
Spring. 4 credits.

Course open to all levels; no previous knowledge of theory required.

C. Caruth, A. Villarejo.

This course juxtaposes the exciting theoretical advances of the late 20th century, including structuralism and post-structuralism, with current developments in 21st century theory such as performance studies, media theory, digital studies, trauma theory, transgender studies, and ecocriticsm. Taught by two Cornell professors active in the field, along with occasional invited guests, lectures and class discussions will pay close attention to the differences among mediatic systems in the texts we read as well as the uniqueness and complexity of language in its various forms. The course may involve presentation of performance art.

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