LITS3304 / E33D READING SCHEDULE, NOTES AND QUESTIONS
MODULE ONE: SEMIOTICS / STRUCTURALISM

WEEK 1: INTRODUCTION

Sem. 1: Introduction: Course Website, Overview of Course Objectives, Etc.  (For this class only, we meet in Microlab 2 in the Computer Centre)

Sem. 2: Background material (we take up our 'residency' from this point onwards in A27)

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WEEK 2: SEMIOTICS: SAUSSURE's PHILOSOPHY OF LANGUAGE

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Sem. 1:

Sem. 2:

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WEEK 3: STRUCTURALISM: LEVI-STRAUSS' PHILOSOPHICAL ANTHROPOLOGY

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Sem. 2:

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Week 4: STRUCTURALIST AESTHETICS / CRITICAL THEORY I: The PARADIGMATIC AXIS

Required Readings:

Sem. 1: the Saussurean Critique of ‘Realism’:

Sem. 2: the Saussurean Critique of ‘Self-expression’

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Week 5: STRUCTURALIST AESTHETICS / CRITICAL THEORY II: The SYNTAGMATIC AXIS

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Sem. 1: Structuralist Poetics:

Sem. 2: Structuralist Narratology:

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WEEK 6: POST-COLONIAL, AFRICAN AMERICAN AND FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES

Required Readings:

Sem. 1: the Paradigmatic Axis

Sem. 2: the Syntagmatic Axis

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