Courses: Theory in Practice:Humanities-Rhetoric and Interpretation (ENGLB213001)

Fall 2013

Class Number: 1584
An examination in English of leading theories of interpretation from Classical Tradition to Modern and Post-Modern Time. This is a topics course. Course content varies.; Current Topic Description: This is an interdisciplinary course. Drawing upon the fields of literary criticism, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology, American studies, gender studies, history of science and technology studies, the course will analyze the ways in which various disciplinary formations have engaged the question of representation and interpretation in literature and beyond, including intellectual and cultural history. The course stresses skills in critical reading and writing, sophistication in the use of research tools, and opportunities for supervised independent study. Are we now after Theory? Are we now against interpretation? What is Interpretation? How does it work? What are the major Theories of Criticism? The theories considered will include: post-structuralism, hermeneutics, Marxism, post-colonialism, post-modernism, feminism, Translation Studies. In English with extra hour for Italian credits.
Div: III; Approach: Critical Interpretation (CI); Haverford: Humanities (HU)
Enrollment Criteria: Freshman; Sophomore; Junior; Senior;
Major/Minor/Concentration; Crosslisted with ITAL B213;

Fulfills: Class Nbr: 1584 Div: III; CI;


English (Web site)

Taught By



Bryn Mawr, CARP17

Meeting Times

MW 1:00pm-2:30pm