EN 466 LITERARY THEORY

Instructor: Dr. Joanne Karpinski

Office: Carroll Hall 127

x4923 jkarpins@regis.edu

Hours: T-Th 8:15-9:15, WF 1-2 or by appointment

Home: 303-938-8195 before 10 pm


Assignments
MIDTERM EXAM PART ONE DEFINITIONS
MIDTERM EXAM PART TWO ESSAY
Literary Theory Definitions Answer Key
Exam Part 2


Handouts
Hamlet Essay


Study Questions
STUDY QESUTIONS FOR DE MAN ESSAY
KEY TERMS FOR "DECONSTRUCTION AND POSTSTRUCTURALISM"
STUDY QUESTIONS FOR GRAFF ESSAY
STUDY QUESTIONS FOR "RHETORIC AND READER RESPONSE"
STUDY QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTER 1 
MORE STUDY QUESTIONS FOR CHAPTER 1
STUDY QUESTIONS FOR STANLEY FISH


Links
Norton Critical Editions


PURPOSE OF COURSE: To learn the assumptions and strategies that govern a variety of                                               theoretical approaches to literary analysis, and to gain facility in using them.


Requirements:

        1.   Regular class participation and completion of in-class writing assignments, including discussion questions prepared in advance of class meeting (20% of your grade). If you  will be absent due to athletics or other approved activities, hand in such assignments before departure, not after return.

        2.   10-15 page research paper (20%) PLUS oral presentation (10%)

        3.   midterm and final exam (each 20% of grade)

        4.   1 short analytical paper (10% of grade)

        5.   academic honesty
                 a. full citation of research, including not only direct quotes but also the indirect use of ANY intellectual property, including downloads from the Internet
                 b. independently conceived and executed work, unless a cooperative project is specifically assigned or approved.

Assignments which fail these criteria will receive no credit.


Attendance policy: I do not officially deduct credit for absences, but you should be aware that missing more than 4 classes (20% of the semester) will make it impossible to earn an A, and will generally pull down your total credit. Late assignments lose  one letter grade for each day late. If you will be absent, hand the assignment in early, send it to class with a friend (NOT your only copy!) or consult with me.


Disability policy: Students with documented disabilities should meet with me and Dr. Oyler early in the semester to discuss appropriate accommodations.


Texts

Lynn, Texts and Contexts
Davis and Schliefer, Literary Criticism

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