ENGL301 - Critical Methods in the Study of Literature
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This section of English Major's introductory course requirement will emphasize the basics of textual criticism and argument. We will consider how the accepted “text” of a work is argued into place, how texts are produced and circulated, how the context of a work can be variably defined and used in its interpretation, how interpreters’ assumptions determine their “discoveries,” and how debates over texts are used in a culture. We will cover methods of language analysis and practice writing and revising interpretive arguments that are appropriately documented. These issues will be covered in a series of “case studies” sampling different genres and crossing historical periods.

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For English or English Education Majors, or English Minors.