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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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CMPL 370 - Itineraries of Postmodernism

Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 4 hours
Attribute: 4HU, CD, WR

This course explores the roots of postmodernism in European literature and philosophy. Theorists include Derrida on poststructuralism, Nancy on myth, Barthes and Foucault on authorial agency, Vattimo on the transparent society, and Spivak on the subaltern. Literary texts have been chosen for their importance in the modernist-postmodernist trajectory and their complex responsiveness, both formal and thematic, to defining issues of postmodernism. Authors may include Kafka, Duras, O’Brien, Bataille. Enrollment limit: 25.
Instructor: P. O’Connor
Prerequisites & Notes
Prerequisite: A literature course in any language.

Cross List Information
This course is cross-listed with ENGL 370.

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