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Eng. 361 The course traces the philosophical and critical development of Western thought in relation to art. The critical selections cover the Classical conception of art, Renaissance and...
Eng. 461 This course covers the emergence of  “Theory,” from Russian Formalism, New Criticism, Cultural criticism to more contemporary schools of critical thought. Students learn to:...
Eng. 451 New historical and literary periods are generally established as a reaction to past models, ideals and philosophical foundations. This is true of the modern British novel, based...
What Robert Young has called postcolonialism’s “secular terms” has resulted in the marginalization of postcolonial literary enactments of indigenous knowledge. Today, with the globalization...
In 1902 Ruhi al-Khalidi produced what may be the first modern work of comparative criticism in Arabic. In his History of the Science of Literature, Khalidi (1864–1913), a Palestinian...
This consists of a series of interdiscioplinary critical reading seminars that focused on key Nahda texts. Key participating scholars have formed a Nahda research group with one MA student...