Structured around ten key concepts that transcend national borders and languages, the purpose of this proseminar is to introduce graduate students to a range of methodologies, theories, and ideas for literary and cultural studies. After starting with an introduction to the approach (keywords and conceptual history), we will discuss one key concept each week. Students will engage with a range of primary and secondary sources as well as bring literary texts from their own fields of study to supplement class discussions and assignments. The goal of the seminar is to develop a foundation for a shared language and approach to literary and cultural studies in ELTS. Taught in English.
ELTS 200: Graduate Proseminar
Instructor: Todd Presner