ENGL 550: Literary Criticism

English 550 introduces students to the practice of literary criticism through the study of major theoretical approaches to literature and the application of those theories to text. These critical approaches include structuralism, poststructuralism, gender studies, and postcolonial theory. In this version of the course, we will assess each of these approaches using Toni Morrison’s novel, Beloved, as a primary resource alongside our textbook on literary theory.

This is a synchronous course with an asynchronous option for those who need it.

Please review the syllabus for full course information.

This is a Full Semester course. Participants may register for one Full Semester course or one course each in Fall I and Fall II. 

Related Courses by Institution
ENGL 535 Multicultural Literature (Winter/Spring 2021)
ENGL 580 Rhetoric, Writing, and Social Change (Summer I 2021)
ENGL 580 Popular Literature (Summer II 2021)
ENGL 550 Literary Criticism (Fall 2021)
ENGL 523 Teaching College Writing (Winter/Spring 2022)
ENGL 580 Writing and Rhetoric in a “Post Truth” Society (Summer I 2022)
ENGL 533 20th Century Literature (Summer II 2022)
ENGL 522 Issues in Literacy & Language (Fall 2022)
ENGL 551 Introduction to Creative Writing (Winter/Spring 2023)

University of Indianapolis

Instructor: Leah Milne

Graduate Credits: 3

Dates: 8/30/21 – 12/18/21
Course meets Monday evenings
5-7:50 pm Central / 6-8:50 pm Eastern

Location: Online, Zoom

Format: Synchronous with asynchronous option

Prerequisite: Qualified to teach content area