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Nicholas Halmi
ENGL 508
Seattle Campus

History of Literary Criticism and Theory II

Literary criticism and theory from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance through the eighteenth century to, but not including, Kant. Offered: jointly with C LIT 508.

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AUTUMN 2008. The course will be organized under four basic headings: hermeneutics (theory of interpretation), rhetoric (art of persuasion/eloquence), poetics (principles of literary creation, esp. after the rediscovery of Aristotle's Poetics), aesthetics (theory of perception, esp. as influenced by Locke's psychology). Previous or concurrent study of Plato and Aristotle (e.g. in C LIT 507) would be helpful, but by no means essential.

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The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Nicholas Halmi
Date: 05/09/2008