Senior Seminar: Words and Things

English 448

Usual Description

An exploration of the philosophy, theory, and intellectual history of literary/aesthetic representation. What is the relationship between creative ideas – even consciousness itself – and expressive language? Sounds and written symbols? Signifier and Signified? Words and Things? Probable theorists include Aristotle, Plato, Auerbach, Bacon, Sidney, Wittgenstein, Eco, Ong, Saussure, Foucault, Derrida, Latour, and a selection of rich literary works that are attentive to poetic and linguistic making as such. Students will be guided through substantive research papers.

Time Periods

1850 - 2012

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
English 448 Taught by Wendy Hyman
English 448 Taught by Wendy Hyman
English 448 Taught by Wendy Hyman
English 448 Taught by Wendy Hyman