Introduction to Theory of Literature
Yale,, Spring 2009 , Prof. Paul H. Fry
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Introduction - Ways In and Out of the Hermeneutic Circle - Configurative Reading - The Idea of the Autonomous Artwork - The New Criticism and Other Western Formalisms - Russian Formalism - Semiotics and Structuralism - Linguistics and Literature - Deconstruction - Freud and Fiction - Jacques Lacan in Theory - Influence - The Postmodern Psyche - The Social Permeability of Reader and Text - The Frankfurt School of Critical Theory - The Political Unconscious - The New Historicism - The Classical Feminist Tradition - African-American Criticism - Post-Colonial Criticism - Queer Theory and Gender Performativity - The Institutional Construction of Literary Study - The End of Theory?; Neo-Pragmatism - Reflections; Who Doesn't Hate Theory Now?
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Introduction to Theory of Literature (ENGL 300)
In this lecture on Derrida and the origins of deconstruction, Professor Paul Fry explores two central Derridian works "Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of Human Sciences" and "Différance." Derridas critique of structuralism and semiotics, particularly the work of Levi-Strauss and Saussure, is articulated. Deconstructions central assertions that language is by nature arbitrary and that meaning is indeterminate are examined. Key concepts, such as the nature of the text, discourse, différance, and supplementarity are explored.
0000 - Chapter 1. Origins and Influence of Jacques Derrida
0633 - Chapter 2. Derridas Style
0925 - Chapter 3. The Eiffel Tower and Wallace Stevens "Anecdote of the Jar"
1700 - Chapter 4. Levi-Strauss and the Oedipus Myth
2239 - Chapter 5. Derrida and Semiotic Science
2813 - Chapter 6. "Event" and History
3342 - Chapter 7. Language and Writing
4234 - Chapter 8. Language, Supplementarity, and Différance
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educourses
This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.