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Friday, June 05, 2009

III Year PSEng, JPEng, FEP - Literary Theory and Criticism Course plan 2009

Following is the V semester Literary Theory and Criticism Course Plan for the year 2009. To download the pdf version click here

Department of Media Studies

Christ College (Autonomous), Bangalore

V Semester PSEng, JPEng, FEP

OEN 531 - Literary Theory and Criticism

Course Plan 2009

Teaching facilitators : Anil Pinto, Padma Kumar, Sudhamshu

Total No of hours (approx) : 60

Subject : Optional English

Papers : Literary Theory and Criticism

No

Topic

Dates/Remarks

1

Literature a critique

Terry Eagleton: ‘What is Literature?’

Terry Eagleton : ‘The Rise of English’

June 06 – July 12


Traditional Approaches

Wifred L. Guerin : ‘Types of Traditional Approaches’

George Watson : ‘Are Poems Historical Acts?’

Text : Traditional Approaches to Marvell’s ‘To His Coy Mistress’

June 06 – July 12

2

Formalism

Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan : ‘Formalism’

Cleanth Brooks : ‘The Language of Paradox’

Text : “Word, Image, and Theme : Space-Time Metaphors in ‘To His Coy Mistress’”

July 14- Aug 2


Structuralism

Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan : ‘The Implied Order: Structuralism’

Gerard Genette : ‘Structuralism and Literary Criticism’

Claude Levi-Strauss: ‘On Structuralist Approach to Levi-Strauss’

July 14- Aug 2

3

Post-structuralism

Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan : ‘Introductory Deconstruction’

Paul de Man : ‘Semiology and Rhetoric’

J. Hillis Miller : ‘On a Post-structuralist Approach to Wordsworth’s a “Slumber Did my Spirit Seal”’

Aug 4 - Aug 30

4

Psychoanalysis

William Vesterman : ‘A Brief Introduction to Psychoanalytic Criticism’

Earnest Jones ‘Hamlet and Psychoanalysis’

Geoffrey Hartman : ‘A Psychoanalytic Approach to “A Slumber did my Spirit Seal”’

Sept 1- Sept 13

5

Feminism

Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan : ‘Feminist paradigms’

Elaine Showalter : ‘Towards a Feminist Poetics’

Texts: “The Marble Vault in ‘To His Coy Mistress’”

“Frailty, Thy Name is Hamlet : hamlet and Women”

Sept 15 – Sept 25

6

Review/Feedback

Last week of Sept

Methodology

The classes will follow lecture method. The lectures may draw upon visual material namely painting, films, advertisement and literary works. The lectures will not limit themselves to any particular discipline but rather explore ways of meaning making at the intersection of various disciplines. There will also be scope for student presentations.

Continuous Internal Assessment

Guidelines for Submission in case of written assignments:

· The written assignment should be based on your field research. The typed assignment should adhere to the following specifications: A4 size paper, 12 font size, 11/2 line space, font: Times New Roman, Book Antiqua, or Garamond

· Assignment details - your name, reg. no, class, semester, assignment code, name of the College, name of the teacher in-charge and date of submission- should be mentioned on the top right-hand side of the first page. Do not use a cover page.

· You are free to take the assignment beyond the expected criteria. Such efforts will be appreciated

· Those who are going to be out of town can submit the assignment online

· No late submission is entertained

· Plagiarism will not be tolerated and may result in rejection of assignment

· Remember to give reference at the end of your assignment of the books, articles, websites, and films that you have referred to. The following pattern may be followed: Author’s name with the last name first, a period, name of the book italicised, a period, Place of Publication, colon, name of publication, year of publication, page no

o E.g.: Gandhi, Mohandas Karamchand, My Experiments with Truth, New Delhi: Penguin, 1998.

o In case of a website give the complete URL of the site referred to along with the above details

o If you are directly lifting some lines quote them. If you are using some idea write it in your words but acknowledge it

For further information on bibliography writing please refer to MLA Handbook – Sixth Edition.

Note

Ø Attendance is compulsory for all the sessions.

Ø Please be punctual. If you are late, you will not be allowed to attend the class. However, should there be any serious issue, do discuss or bring it to the notice of the teaching facilitator concerned through the counsellors.

Ø We expect you to come to class having read the required essays. Failing to which you may not allowed to attend the classes.

Ø Please feel free to clarify your doubts, ask questions or give feedback in the class, department or through email.

Ø While emailing please mention your name, class and batch.

Ø If you are absent for any of the classes please get the help of your classmates to get updated, before you approach us for help.

Ø If you wish to make classroom presentation on any topic or idea within the framework of the syllabus, you will be given encouragement and guidance.

Ø Visit my blog for notices and announcements regularly (Anil)

Ø As far as possible avoid calling me on my mobile phone. (Anil)

Ø There is a brown book on my table in which you could leave me messages/complaints/requests/suggestions. (Anil)

Ø I am available in the department for any meeting or discussion between 4.05 and 4:30 pm. If you come at other times, you could leave messages/complaints/requests/ suggestions on my table. (Padma Kumar)

Ø All the best. Let us grow together.

CIA

CIA 2 - First week of July

CIA 3 - Last week of August

Anil Pinto - FEP

Padma Kumar - PSENG

Sudhamshu - JPENG


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