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Swayam Central

Literary Criticism

By Dr. C.G.SHYAMALA   |   MERCY COLLEGE, PALAKKAD, KERALA (AFFILIATED TO UNIVERSITY OF CALICUT)
The endeavour of this course is to familiarise the under-graduate student with the diverse critical practices from Romanticism in the nineteenth century and  the tenets of T.S.Eliot, through New Criticism in the twentieth century , moving ahead with Feminism from its inception to the third world and gender expressions in the twentieth century. The intention is to help students understand the theories, critically assess works of art and apply them in literary works.  For this purpose, the module has been divided into segments, where the literary essay or book is divided into sub-divisions so that students can comprehend the theories and the related study materials with ease. 

Learners enrolled: 2113

SUMMARY

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Start Date : 22 Jul 2019
End Date : 22 Oct 2019
Exam Date :
Category :
  • Language
  • Level : Undergraduate

    COURSE LAYOUT

    Week 1
    Introduction to Romanticism 

    Week 2
    Preface to Lyrical Ballads- William Wordsworth- Section 1

    Week 3
    Preface to Lyrical Ballads- William Wordsworth- Section 2 

    Week 4
    Biographia Literaria- Section 1- S.T.Coleridge

    Week 5
    Biographia Literaria-Section 2 -S.T.Coleridge

    Week 6
    Modern Fiction- Virginia Woolf

    Week 7
    Tradition and the Individual Talent- T.S..Eliot

    Week 8
    The Function of Criticism- T..S..Eliot

    Week 9
    Principles of Literary Criticism-.I.A.Richards

    Week 10
    Practical Criticism- I.A. Richards

    Week 11
    The Heresy of Paraphrase- Cleanth Brooks

    Week 12
    The Language of Paradox- Cleanth Brooks

    Week 13
    Feminism – Maggie Humm 

    Week 14

    Feminism- Maggie Humm



    BOOKS AND REFERENCES

    Books for Reference
        • Abrams, M.H., and Geoffrey Galt Harpham. A Glossary of Literary Terms. 11th ed. Cengage Learning, 2015.  
        • Atkins, G. Douglas, and Laura Morrow, editors, Contemporary Literary Theory. The U of Massachusetts P, 1989.
        • Barry, Peter. Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory. 4th ed. Manchester UP, 2018. 
        • Eagleton, Terry. Literary Theory: An Introduction. Basil Blackwell, 1985. 
        • Guerin, Wilfred L.,et al. A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature. 5th ed. Oxford UP, 2006.
        • Lodge, David, editor. Twentieth Century Literary Theory: Reader. Longman, 1972
        • Newton, K.M. Twentieth Century Literary Theory: A Reader. Macmillan, 1997. 
        • Selden, Raman, editor. The Theory of Criticism from Plato to the Present: A Reader. Longman,1988. 
        • Waugh, Patricia, editor. Literary Theory and Criticism: An Oxford Guide. Oxford UP, 2006. 

    Web links
        • https://www.britannica.com/
        • https://www.academia.edu/
        • https://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nael/welcome.html

    INSTRUCTOR BIO



    Assistant Professor and Research guide, Dr. C.G.Shyamala works in the Post-graduate Department of English and Research Centre for Comparative Studies, Mercy College, Palakkad, Kerala. Besides teaching, she is involved in preparing and delivering e-content modules. Co-author of the book on American literature, she is Reviewer of several national and international journals.  Her research papers have been published papers in national and international journals of repute and she has officiated as Resource person in seminars and conferences. She is member of Board of Studies, Bharatiyar University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu as well as member of the Editorial Board of national journals of English literature. Moreover, she is an avid reader, music lover and sports enthusiast. 

    COURSE CERTIFICATE

    30 % for in course Assessment & 70 % of end term Proctored Exam

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