Fall 2008

“The Linguistic Turn”: Language, Literature and Philosophy

Listed in: English, as ENGL-54


Andrew C. Parker (Section 01)


“The Linguistic Turn” is a first course in literary and cultural theory. Though it will devote some early attention to the principles and methods of linguistic analysis, this class is not conceived as an introduction to linguistics per se. We will be asking, instead, much broader questions about the nature of “language,” among them whether there is such a thing, and, if so, why it has come to define for us the nature of our contemporaneity. Open to juniors and seniors. Fall semester. Professor Parker.