Picture Theory

Comparative Literature 360

Usual Description

This course will study literary theory through the lens of pictures. Since the beginnings of critical thought, images have appeared as the ghostly Other to words, and literary critics have unfailingly resorted to visual metaphors to study texts. But what do concepts such as gaze, perspective, surveillance, and visual pleasure mean in literature? We will examine a range of theories and test them analytically, comparatively, and creatively on poetry, short stories, and visual artworks.

Course Listings

These are all of the listings of this course recorded in the Oberlin course catalog since the fall of 2007.

Listing Semester Professor
Comparative Literature 360 Taught by Polina Dimova