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This syllabus for an introductory course on critical theory, designed for students at Lehman College in Spring 2021, incorporates the works of Audre Lorde as a running touchstone throughout the semester. ENG 463/702, “Introduction to Critical Theory x The Audre Lorde Great Read,” was designed to provide students with an understanding of literary theory that could be implemented and practiced right away, enabling them to experience what it means to engage with public-facing humanities during a course-long semester on theory. Half of our sessions are seminar discussions of critical theory readings in the classroom; the other half is host to lectures, performances, and in conjunction with Activism in Academia, Lehman Envision ARC, Transformative Learning in the Humanities, The Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center, and The Grolier Club. This resource is provided by Olivia Loksing Moy.Olivia Loksing Moy is assistant professor of English at Lehman College, CUNY, where she specializes in nineteenth-century British poetry and poetics. She is the founder and director of The CUNY Rare Book Scholars and, since 2016, has organized the Activism in Academia symposium alongside Dhipinder Walia, Lise Esdaile, and the Center for the Humanities, CUNY Graduate Center.