Oct 22, 2020  
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ASIA 366 - Seminar in Transcending the Limit: Literary Theory in the East-West Context

Semester Offered: Spring
1 unit(s)
(Same as CHJA 366 ) This course examines various traditional and contemporary literary theories with a distinct Asianist—particularly East Asianist—perspective. At least since the eighteenth century, Western theoretical discourse often took into serious consideration East Asian literature, language and civilization in their construction of “universal” theoretical discourses. The comparative approach to literary theory becomes imperative in contemporary theoretical discourse as we move toward ever greater global integration. Selected theoretical texts from the I Ching, Hegel, Genette, Barthes, Derrida, Todorov, and Heidegger as well as some primary literary texts are among the required readings.  Haoming Liu.

Prerequisite(s): One literature course or permission of the instructor.

All readings are in English.



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