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Literary Theory - Video

By Paul H. Fry

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(ENGL 300) This is a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose? This course was recorded in Spring 2009.

Customer Reviews


Very insightful, easy to understand, Dr. Fry's analysis of literary theory served as a wonderful addition to my own classroom study.


Will help you think about literature from all different kinds of theories.

Volume too low

The course is excellent in all aspects. I wish the volume was a bit higher though. It's a shame that I have to use either headsets or external speakers to be able to listen to it.