Syllabus For The Subject LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY

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LITERATURE - CRITICISM - THEORY - WESTERN CRITICAL THOUGHT - TWENTIETH

CENTURY DEVELOPMENTS IN THE PRESCRIBED BOOKS.

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LITERATURE - THE FUNCTION OF CRITICISM - INDIAN AESTHETICS - RESISTANCE TO

THEORY - HOW TO READ A READER IN THE PRESCRIBED BOOKS.

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CLASSICAL CRITICISM - FEATURES OF CLASSICAL CRITICISM - PLATO ON IMAGINATION

AND ART - ARISTOTLE`S THEORY OF IMITATION - ARISTOTLE`S THEORY OF TRAGEDY

PART I AND II - CRITICISM AS DIALOGUE IN THE PRESCRIBED BOOKS.

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ROMANTIC CRITICISM - ROMANTICISM - WORDSWORTH - PREFACE TO THE LYRICAL

BALLADS IN THE PRESCRIBED BOOKS.

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ROMANTIC CRITICISM - S.T.COLERIDGE - BIOGRAPHIA LITERERIA IN THE PRESCRIBED

BOOKS.

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ROMANTIC CRITICISM - P.B. SHELLEY - A DEFENSE OF POETRY IN THE PRESCRIBED

BOOKS.

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NEW CRITICISM - I.A.RICHARDS - T.S.ELIOT - F.R.LEAVIS - JOHN CROWE RANSON AND

CLEANTH BROOKS - W.K.WIMSATT IN THE PRESCRIBED BOOKS.

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MARXIST VIEW OF LITERATURE - MARXISM AND LITERATURE - SOCIETY AND HISTORY -

MARXIST VIEW - REPRESENTING AND CRITIQUING SOCIETY - SUPERSTRUCTURES -

COMMINMENT IN LITERATURE - AUTONOMY IN LITERATURE - LITERATURE AND

IDEOLOGY IN THE PRESCRIBED BOOKS.

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FEMINIST THEORIES - FEATURES OF FEMINIST CRITICISM - MARY WOLLSTONE CRAFT -

A VINDICATION OF THE RIGHTS OF THE WOMAN - VIRGINIA WOOLF - A ROOM OF ONE`S

OWN IN THE PRESCRIBED BOOKS.

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Vinayaka Missions University,Directorate of Distance Education

Salem India

MASTER OF ARTS IN ENGLISH

1 Yr.

LITERARY CRITICISM AND THEORY(2010106)

FEMINIST THEORIES - SIMONE DE BEACHVIOUR - THE SECOND SEX - ELAINE

SHOWALTER - FEMINIST CRITICISM IN THE WILDERNESS - FEMINIST CONCERNS IN INDIA

TODAY IN THE PRESCRIBED BOOKS.

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DECONSTRUCTION - ROOTS - NEW CRITICISM AND STRUCTURALISM - BEGINNING OF

DECONSTRUCTION - IMPLICATIONS - DECONSTRUCTING POETRY - DECONSTRUCTING

DRAMA - REASSESSING DECONSTRUCTION IN THE PRESCRIBED BOOKS.

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CONTEMPORARY LITERARY THEORY - SOME BASIC ISSUES - POST MODERNISM -

PSYCHOANALYSIS - FREUD AND LACAN - POSTCOLONIAL THEORY - SAID, SPIVAK

BHABHA - THE BEGINNING OF CULTURAL STUDIES AND NEW HISTORICISM - LITERARY

CRITICISM AND THEORY IN THE PRESCRIBED BOOKS.

PRESCRIBED BOOKS:

1.DAVID. LODGE, ED - MODERN CRITICISM AND THEORY: A READER, LONG MAN 1988

2.I.A. RICHARDS - COLERIDGE ON IMAGINATION, LONDON 1934

3.STANLEY EDGAR HYMAN - THE ARNOLD VISION, NEW YORK, VINTAGE BOOKS 1957

4.RAYOND WILLIAMS - MARXISM AND LITERATURE, LONDON, OUP 1977

5.SUSIE THAREU AND K.LALITA - WOMEN WRITING IN INDIA, OUP 1993

6.JONATHAN GULLER - ON DECONSTRUCTION, LONDON, BASIL BLACKWELL 1983

 

 

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