RICHARD L. W. CLARKE


 

 

 

LITS3301 ISSUES IN CRITICISM

MODULE TWO: RHETORICAL CRITICISM: EPISTEMIC RHETORIC
 

WEEK SEVEN: THE ARTS: THE RHETORIC OF LITERATURE I: PROSE FICTION
(Week of March 5)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
SEMINAR 2:
  • Wayne Booth, The Rhetoric of Fiction CONTINUED
Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

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PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
 

WEEK EIGHT: THE ARTS: THE RHETORIC OF LITERATURE II: POETRY
(Week of March 12)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
SEMINAR 2: Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

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PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
 

WEEK NINE: THE ARTS: THE RHETORIC OF LITERATURE III: FROM BRITISH AND AMERICAN TO AFRICAN AMERICAN LITERATURE
(Week of march 19)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
SEMINAR 2: Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

  • Bucknell, Brad.  "Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and the Theory of Signifying."  Ariel 21 (1990): 65-83.

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
  • I made a slight change to the reading schedule because to understand Gates, you need to grasp Bloom's concept of the 'anxiety of influence.'  Accordingly, please bring to class on Thursday March 22 Handout 09A Bloom, The Anxiety of Influence.

WEEK TEN: THE HUMANITIES / THE HUMAN 'SCIENCES': THE RHETORIC OF HISTORY
(Week of March 26)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
SEMINAR 2:
  • Hayden White CONTINUED
Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

  • Paul, Herman.  Hayden White.  Cambridge: Polity, 2011.

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
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FURTHER READING:

WEEK ELEVEN: THE RHETORIC OF 'SCIENCE'
(Week of April 2)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Post-Positivist 'Philosophy'  of Science Notes:
SEMINAR 2:
  • Joseph Gusfield CONTINUED
Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

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PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
  • We shall study Handout 11C on Gusfield's "The Literary Rhetoric of Science" on Thursday April 12
  • Please familiarise yourself with Handouts 11A and 11B above on your own prior to class.
FURTHER READING:

WEEK TWELVE: THE SOCIAL 'SCIENCES': THE RHETORIC OF ANTHROPOLOGY
(Week of April 9)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
SEMINAR 2:
  • Clifford Geertz CONTINUED
Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

  • We shall study Handout 12C on Geertz's "Thick Description" on Tuesday April 10
  • Please read the Appendix to this handout (pp. 18-19) on your own prior to class.
  • Please also familiarise yourself with Handouts 12A and 12B above on your own prior to class.

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 

You should be preparing from this point onwards for the Final Exam.

END OF MODULE
 

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