Walt Whitman, half length portrait, holding butterfly. (Image courtesy of the Feinberg-Whitman Collection of The Library of Congress
, [reproduction number, LC-USZ62-77082 (b&w film copy neg.)].)
This course features an extensive list of photo collections in the related resources
section. Course readings
are also available.
This course introduces the practice and theory of literary criticism. The seminar focuses on topics such as the history of critical methods and techniques, and the continuity of certain subjects in literary history. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication is a major component of the course. Other components include theory and use of figurative language and reading poetry.