What is literature, how is it produced, how can it be understood, and what is its purpose? Literature theory will get you introduced to the answers of above questions.
Literature provide background for the readings and explicate them appropriately. Literature attempt to develop a coherent overall context. This course will let you know the underlying principles to understand literature and help you to justify any kinds of critical activity.
This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.
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Course Credit: Yale University
|2. Introduction (cont.)||00:47:00|
|3. Ways In and Out of the Hermeneutic Circle||00:47:00|
|4. Configurative Reading||00:52:00|
|5. The Idea of the Autonomous Artwork||00:47:00|
|6. The New Criticism and Other Western Formalisms||00:50:00|
|7. Russian Formalism||00:49:00|
|8. Semiotics and Structuralism||00:52:00|
|9. Linguistics and Literature||00:50:00|
|10. Deconstruction I||00:52:00|
|11. Deconstruction II||00:53:00|
|12. Freud and Fiction||00:51:00|
|13. Jacques Lacan in Theory||00:51:00|
|15. The Postmodern Psyche||00:53:00|
|16. The Social Permeability of Reader and Text||00:50:00|
|17. The Frankfurt School of Critical Theory||00:52:00|
|18. The Political Unconscious||00:54:00|
|19. The New Historicism||00:54:00|
|20. The Classical Feminist Tradition||00:53:00|
|21. African-American Criticism||00:54:00|
|22. Post-Colonial Criticism||00:55:00|
|23. Queer Theory and Gender Performativity||00:50:00|
|24. The Institutional Construction of Literary Study||00:51:00|
|25. The End of Theory?; Neo-Pragmatism||00:54:00|
|26. Reflections; Who Doesn’t Hate Theory Now?||00:50:00|
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