English 400: Studies in the Theory and Criticism

Course Description

This course served as the preparation course for our capstone seminar. In the course we explored theoretical and critical approaches by applying them to a specific set of texts that enabled us to explore the themes of: race, selfhood, and liberty. We began with an introduction to theoretical perspectives and examined critical debates through those perspectives. The semester culminated in a final presentation that acted as a mini-capstone, giving us a taste of what it is like to present at a conference.

Course Texts: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl by Harriet Jacobs, and Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.

Albrecht, Jim. "Syllabus for English 400," Studies in Theory and Criticism, Fall 2018.