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EH 4301 - Literary Criticism

Class Time: TTH 3:10-4:30


"When I use a word," Humpty Dumpty said in a rather scornful tone, "it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more or less."
"the question is," said Alice, "whether you CAN make words mean so many different things."
"The question is," said Humpty Dumpty, "which is to be Master -- that's all."
Lewis Carroll, Through the Looking Glass (1872)



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Course Resources

A Christmas Memory
A Christmas Memory (PDF)
A Rose for Emily
Faulkner speaks on Rose for Emily
Formalism (New Criticism)
Historical & Biographical
Monomyth Pattern
Precritical Response
psychoanalytic terms
Psychoanalytic Theory Part 1
Psychoanalytic Theory Part 2
The Storm by Kate Chopin

External Links

"A Jury of Her Peers"
American Myth
Archetype Article - Black Men
Harry Potter as Monomyth
Literary Resources: Feminist
MLA Documentation
Use of Wikipedia