Critical Theory offers students a broad but deep understanding of literary theory. Students will learn to read texts critically and openly, using theories to view those texts through a variety of lenses. Each lens allows the students a unique perspective with which to approach the texts, their own writing, and the world around them. We will look closely at source materials, short stories, poems, and other works.
Additionally, this newly redesigned course incorporates content designed to support upperclassmen in allowing for personalized creative projects, special Writers’ Festival or Dodge Poetry Festival projects (depending on the year), and room to cultivate their craft. We will examine theories around creativity, personality, artistic intent, and more.