POR 310: Intro Lit & Cult Analys
Prerequisite: POR 302 or permission of instructor
General Education requirement: 1C - Intermediate Writing
A study of fundamental issues underlying literary and cultural analysis, and methodological backgrounds of critical strategies. The course will explore theory from Aristotle to contemporary critical schools like Marxism, Feminism, Deconstruction, New Historicism, and Cultural Criticism. Samples from some of the major genres and works of the Portuguese-speaking world are analyzed. Students write several short papers.