English BC3193x, sec. 2
Fall 2005
Thursdays 11 am - 12:50 pm
Barnard 406

Professor Lisa Gordis
Barnard 408D
Mailbox: Barnard 417

Office hours: Mondays 2:15-3:30 and by appointment

Literary Criticism and Theory provides an introduction to the Barnard English major and to the study of literature in general. We will read and discuss texts ranging from the classical period to the present, sampling a variety of genres and critical approaches. We’ll consider how people have thought about literature in the past, and we’ll examine the current critical landscape. In your writing for this course, you will explore and experiment with a range of techniques and critical strategies as you develop your abilities to read and analyze texts and to express your ideas in lively and lucid prose.