This is a full, 26 lecture course on literary theory from Yale University, and taught by Prof. Paul H. Fry. It offers a survey of the main trends in twentieth-century literary theory. Lectures will provide background for the readings and explicate them where appropriate, while attempting to develop a coherent overall context that incorporates philosophical and social perspectives on the recurrent questions: what is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose?
This Yale College course, taught on campus twice per week for 50 minutes, was recorded for Open Yale Courses in Spring, 2009. Lecture titles are listed after the jump.
Continue reading “Introduction to Theory of Literature with Professor Paul H. Fry”
For educators everywhere:
Anothet RSA Aminate, this time from Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA’s Benjamin Franklin award.
Robinson has some radical things to say about the problems of education and how they should be changed.
Influential historian and diplomat Joseph Nye gives us a view of the shifts in power between China and the US, and the global implications as economic, political and, in particular, “soft” power, shifts and moves around the globe.
For those interested in these and other issues relating to power I recommend the Journal of Power (pubished by Routledge and soon to become the Journal of Political Power) which addresses the concept of power from a variety of perspectives, including social, political, cultural and economic power.