• Cult-E. 12 Perspectives on Language (and everything else)

    (Eugene Hammond, Stony Brook University)

    This Seminar is available to all students. No background required.  Recommended for students interested in literature, philosophy,  and film

    Students will learn in class the twelve most common perspectives from which people judge discourse -- History of Ideas, Critical Formalism, Structuralism, Deconstruction, Psychological Criticism, Reader Response Theory, Marxism, New Historicism, Feminism, Archetypal Criticism, Postcolonial Theory, and Ecocriticism -- and then apply those perspectives to short readings and films, including Nikolai Gogol's short stories The Overcoat and The Nose, and colonial/postcolonial films such as Sugar Cane Alley, The Battle of Algiers, and Black and White in Color.