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 queer theory, Professor Paul Fry explores the work of Judith Butler in relation to Michel Foucaults History of Sexuality. Differences in terminology and methods are discussed, including Butlers emphasis on performance and Foucaults reliance on formulations such as "power-knowledge" and "the deployment of alliance." Butlers fixation with ontology is explored with reference to Levi-Strausss concept of the raw and the cooked. At the lectures conclusion, Butlers interrogation of identity politics is compared with that of postcolonial and African-American theorists.
0000 - Chapter 1. Introduction to Judith Butler What Is Sexuality?
0346 - Chapter 2. Foucault and the Deployment of Alliance
1453 - Chapter 3. Performing Gender
2410 - Chapter 4. The Political Agenda of Gender Theory
3339 - Chapter 5. Foucaults Method, Butlers Method
4620 - Chapter 6. The Gendering of Reading
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.