ENG383H1F L0101ENG383H1F L0101 M11-1, W11
Critical Methods: Rhetoric and Reader-Response Criticism
Instructor: Prof. G. Henderson
Office Location: Jackman Humanities Building, Room 702
Brief Description of Course:
An introduction to the major players in reader-response criticism (Georges Poulet, Wolfgang Iser, Stanley Fish, Jane P. Tompkins, and others) as well as an application of their theories to the analysis of short fiction.
Required Reading: Reader-Response Criticism From Formalism to Post-Structuralism
, edited by Jane P. Tompkins (Johns Hopkins Press). Various Short Stories Posted on Blackboard
First Three Authors/Texts:
“Young Goodman Brown,” “Criticism and the Experience of Interiority,” “The Reading Process: A Phenomenological Approach.”
Method of Evaluation:
Two essays (75%); term test (25%).