21L.701 Literary Interpretation: Literature and Photography: The Image

As taught in: Fall 2005

Photo of Walt Whitman holding butterfly.

Walt Whitman, half length portrait, holding butterfly. (Image courtesy of the Feinberg-Whitman Collection of The Library of Congress, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-77082 (b&w film copy neg.)].)




Marja Roholl

Prof. Stephen Tapscott

Course Description

This course introduces the practice and theory of literary criticism. The seminar focuses on topics such as the history of critical methods and techniques, and the continuity of certain subjects in literary history. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication is a major component of the course. Other components include theory and use of figurative language and reading poetry.