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Program for 2012 – 2013
SCLA 5P01 Prof. Tim Conley
Comparative Critical Theory in Literature and the Arts
Contemporary approaches to texts of various types, discursive and aesthetic traditions, possibilities and problems arising from comparative studies. Theories of translation and adaptation.
SCLA 5P02 Prof. Corrado Federici
Comparative Critical Theory in Literature and the Arts: Applications
Applications of critical theory to the interdisciplinary study of theatre, visual arts and music.
SCLA 5P03 Prof. Derek Knight, Prof. David Fancy and Prof. Brian Power
Critical Theory and the Arts
An examination of the modes of production, reception and analysis of art from its inception to its cultural, institutional or ideological transformation. Workshop format.
Note: field trips may be required.
SCLA 5P63 Prof. Corrado Federici
Crossing Cultural Boundaries in the Novels of Umberto Eco
Eco's narrative fiction. Issues include novels as pastiche and palimpsest, open and closed works, intertextuality, high and pop culture, role of the reader, interpretation and overinterpretation, literary genres, translation, visual arts in textual settings.
SCLA 5P79 Prof. Tamara El-Hoss
The Depiction of the Caribbean and African Exotic
Examination of exoticism in French/Francophone literature and the arts. What makes a literary text or a work of art "exotic"? Critical readings in Alterity and Orientalism. Novels, short stories, poetry, paintings, and/or films from French/Francophone sources.
SCLA 5P80 Prof. Leslie Boldt
Transgression, Interdiction, and Limits of Expression
Death, eroticism, and other limit-experiences in 20th century literature and the arts. Works that attempt to speak, write, and depict that which resists or forbids expression.
Major Research Essay