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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
2013-2014 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

ENG 569 - Reader and Text

Catalog Year 2013-2014

This is a course that addresses issues such as the sources of validity or authority in interpretation.
In what sense is every reader entitled to his or her own interpretation of a text?What
are the various models of reading and interpretation which explain agreement and diversity
among readers? In what sense might texts teach readers how to read and interpret them?
How do variables such as gender, class and race cause readers to read differently? Is it
useful to distinguish how reader’s regard a text differently in various historical periods? How
do alternative critical approaches regard the reader differently? Are there variations in how
we read genres?

PREREQ: Graduate standing
credit: 3