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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2023-24

ENGL 54.04 Beautiful, Ugly, Cute, Dumpy: An Introduction to Aesthetics

This course is an introduction to literary aesthetics, beginning with Immanuel Kant’s The Critique of Judgment (1790), a foundational text of Western aesthetics which provocatively and systematically explains how people enjoy and judge art, and why they discuss it together. Careful analysis of Kant’s Critique will be followed by revisions and extensions of his theory of taste in 20th and 21st century aesthetics and literary theory. This includes Austin, Genette, Adorno, Zangwill, Ngai, among others.

Degree Requirement Attributes

Dist:TMV; WCult:W

The Timetable of Class Meetings contains the most up-to-date information about a course. It includes not only the meeting time and instructor, but also its official distributive and/or world culture designation. This information supersedes any information you may see elsewhere, to include what may appear in this ORC/Catalog or on a department/program website. Note that course attributes may change term to term therefore those in effect are those (only) during the term in which you enroll in the course.

Department-Specific Course Categories

Course Group IV