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Lecture 1 - Introduction to Theory of Literature

Lecture 1 - Introduction to Theory of Literature

This video was recorded at ENGL 300 - Introduction to Theory of Literature. In this first lecture, Professor Paul Fry explores the course's title in three parts. The relationship between theory and philosophy, the question of what literature is and does, and what constitutes an introduction are interrogated. The professor then situates the emergence of literary theory in the history of modern criticism and, through an analysis of major thinkers such as Marx, Nietzsche, and Freud, provides antecedents for twentieth-century theoretical developments. Reading assignment: None assigned
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