Merinda Simmons

By appointment

REL 501.001 Social Theory Foundations

This graduate seminar introduces students to some of the terms and methods used in social theory and cultural analysis. As such, it presents the academic study of religion as an inevitably interdisciplinary field that draws from a host of various thinkers and texts. We will focus our readings and discussions around critical concepts important to studies of identity, text, and society.

W | 1:30-3:20

MA 210

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Readings

Lentricchia and McLaughlin (eds)
Critical Terms for Literary Study (2nd edition)
U of Chicago Press, 1995
0226472035

Morrison, Toni
Playing in the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination
Vintage, 1993
0679745424

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Resources

Online Readings

Blackboard Other texts will be available through the Blackboard course site.