Fall Quarter (F18)
|Dept/Description||Course No., Title||Instructor|
|ENGLISH (F18)||100 INTRODUCTION TO LITERARY THEORY||BARTLETT, J.|
|Emphasis/Category: British Studies, French Studies, Italian Studies, Modern Europe (1798-)|
English 100 has been designed to provide you with a survey of literary theory and criticism from the fifth century B.C.E. to the present day, an ambition that would read like an incredible prank if it were it not so sincerely earned. The University of California, Irvine has a reputation for bleeding-edge approaches to literature and culture that is, frankly, unmatched: ours was the first university in the country to offer a doctoral program in Critical Theory, now an essential component of literary study, and our library houses the most comprehensive Critical Theory Archive in the world, as well as the manuscripts and papers of many of the field’s most significant thinkers. Irvine’s influence on humanistic inquiry is both historic and ongoing, and this course—English 100—represents everything that we are about.
|FRENCH (F18)||50 FRANCE & NEW WORLD||FARBMAN, H.|
|Emphasis/Category: French Studies, Modern Europe (1798-), Encounters with the Non-European World|
This course will study some key literary, cultural, and political episodes in the relationship between France and the New World, focusing particularly on contact-points in Haiti and what is now the United States. Reading will include texts by Montaigne, Toussaint Louverture, Thomas Jefferson, Chateaubriand, and Tocqueville, along with documents of exploration and revolution. All reading, writing, and discussion will be in English