• Introduction to Critical and Postcritical Reading (undergraduate course)

    Author(s):
    Rita Felski (see profile)
    Date:
    2019
    Group(s):
    TC Cognitive and Affect Studies, TM Literary and Cultural Theory, TM Literary Criticism
    Subject(s):
    Literary theory, Teaching of literature
    Item Type:
    Syllabus
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/1brq-3w14
    Abstract:
    How and why do we read? And what is the relationship between academic reading and the reading we do for pleasure? This course is divided into two parts. The first part, on critical reading, surveys some of the most influential critical approaches in recent decades, including structuralism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, feminism, postcolonialism, and queer theory. In the second half, we will explore everyday experiences of reading that are either ignored or treated with suspicion in literary theory: identification and recognition; empathy; enchantment and self-loss; horror and shock; fandom and the pleasure of collective reading. The goal of the course is to explore the similarities and differences between reading inside and outside the classroom and the emotional as well as intellectual dimensions of interpretation.
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