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Thursday, January 06, 2011

BA IV Semester EST 431 Literary Theory Syllabus for Mid Sem for PSE, JPE, CEP

Unit 1
Terry Eagleton 'What is Literature?'
What is Literary Theory?
Humanist Literary Theory: Plato from Repulic "Book 10" ;Aristotle, Horace, Sir Philop Sidney, Sir Francis Bacon,Joseph Addison,Edmond Burke, Samuel Johnson, Sir Joshua Reynolds, William Wordsworth, Samuel Taylor Coleridge. John Keats, Edgar Allan Poe, Mathew Arnold.

Unit 2
Structuralism: Ferdinand de Saussare "Nature of linguistic Sign" . Excerpts from 'Course in General Linguistic' Claude Levi-Strauss and 'The Structural Study of Myth';
Humanism, Structuralism, Poststructuralism
Deconstruction: Binay Opposition; The Role of the Centre; Bricolage

Unit 3
Psychoanalysis: Sigmund Freud 'Creative Writers and Day Dreaming'

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