The seminar is built around a sequence of fundamental questions regarding the literary disciplines, their
history and epistemology. Discussions are instigated by readings in
philology, stylistics, the history of ideas, semiotics, structuralism,
psychoanalysis, post-structuralism, film theory, genetic criticism,
literary sociology, cultural studies, and digital humanities.
Note: Conducted in English. Required of all graduate students in Romance Languages and Literatures.