Classics of Literary Criticism
Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, 11:15-12:05
Lind Hall 229
A survey of basic texts in classical (Greek and Roman) criticism,
read in English translations; and of influential texts in the
English critical tradition from Sir Philip Sidney to T. S. Eliot.
These critical works pay special attention to the genres of drama
and poetry, although they have broader implications. Leading
topics include the uses of writing and of representation
(imitation); sources of the artist's creativity; the propriety of
censorship. Since this course ends around 1920, some previous
experience of drama or poetry written before the modern period
would be appropriate. Not a course in academic theory, though
preparatory to more advanced work.
courses, fall 1995.
Department of English, University of Minnesota
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Created 11 September 1995
Last revised 17 September 1996