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Catalog 2017-2018

Global Literary Theory


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The Global Literary Theory interdisciplinary minor (LIT) provides students with a theoretically informed, global and transnational understanding of literature and a firm grounding in major literary theories and schools. The interdisciplinary minor supports the study of literature, literary criticism, and literary and cultural theory beyond the borders of a single national or linguistic tradition or history. Such study requires not only that students study literary and cultural theory, but also that they explore literature in more than one language.

At Davidson global literary theory relies on the teaching and scholarly expertise of faculty members from the departments and programs of Arab Studies, Chinese Studies, Classics (including Greek and Latin), English, French and Francophone Studies, German Studies, Hispanic Studies, Latin American Studies, Russian Studies, as well as some faculty in the departments and programs of Anthropology, Gender and Sexuality Studies, Philosophy, Religion, Sociology, and Theatre.

Requirements


  • The interdisciplinary minor requires six courses: literary criticism, a second theory course, three literature courses, and the capstone seminar. One course may count for both a major and the interdisciplinary minor.
     
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  • a second theory course from the list below
  • three literature courses from the approved list below, at least one of which must be in a second language [not in translation]
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    (prerequisite: one literature course in a second language [not in translation] beyond the 201 level; juniors and seniors only; or permission of the instructors)

Three literature courses from the approved list below, at least one of which must be in a second language (not in translation).


Adviser


Scott Denham

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