Critical Practices

L371 — Spring 2022

Rebekah Sheldon
Days and Times
4:45 - 6:00p MW (3 CR)
Course Description

Topic: Reading Readers Reading

In this course we will explore how critics take up, expand, contest, and revise each other's ideas. In three rounds over the length of the semester, we will read a major theorist, read the essays cited by that theorist, and then read essays inspired by that work. The three major theorists will be Judith Butler, Hortense Spillers, and Jacques Derrida.