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 the postmodern psyche, Professor Paul Fry explores the work of Gilles Deleuze, and Felix Guattari. and Slavoj Žižek. The notion of the "postmodern" is defined through the use of examples in the visual arts and architecture. Deleuze and Guattaris theory of "rhizomatic" thinking and their intellectual debts are elucidated. Žižeks film criticism, focused on the relation between desire and need, is explored in connection with Lacan.
0000 - Chapter 1. Žižek, Deleuze, and the Political
0837 - Chapter 2. What Is Postmodernism?
1622 - Chapter 3. Postmodernism, Doubt, and Vision
2252 - Chapter 4. Dehumanization
2831 - Chapter 5. Deleuze, Guattari, and Lacan
3516 - Chapter 6. The Rhizome
3925 - Chapter 7. Žižek
4653 - Chapter 8. Holbeins The Ambassadors
5008 - Chapter 9. Language and Desire
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.