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Date: Tue, 24 Oct 2000 12:08:08 -0400
Subject: Re: PLC: RE: critical theory

Hello, list,

I have a follow-up question to the one below.  Next semester I get to teach
a course in critical theory and I'm putting together the booklist right
now.  I wonder if anybody has a favorite they would like to recommend.

The course is in philosophy and literature, and I'm thinking of using as
base texts the Allan Gilbert anthology Literary Criticism from Plato to
Dryden, long with the Wimsatt and Brooks 2-volume History of Literary

The course is mostly for sophomores here at the start-up college where I
work.  Right now, we have about 120 students, freshmen and sophomores.  I
was really grateful for the suggestions from this list re my humanism
course this semester, and am just wondering what people out there in the
frozen electronic night would do if they were teaching their dream course
in phillit.

Michael Harrawood
Jupiter, Florida

At 11:35 AM 10/24/00 -0400, you wrote:
>For those of us who might fall in the category of tyros in this realm . .
. just what do "we" mean when we talk of "critical theory"?  Are there
seminal texts with which we should be familiar?  Who are the proponents?
Who are the dissenters?
>Just curious . . .
>James R. (Randy) Fromm
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>From:	Kaley Joyes []
>Sent:	Tuesday, October 24, 2000 7:43 AM
>Subject:	PLC: critical theory
>Re: importance of critical theory.
>How could critical theory ^not^ be important?  Not only to America, but to 
>the rest of the world where most of the great theory is being developed?
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