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Course Name Elements of Literary Criticism
Course Code 18ELL301
Program B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature, Integrated B.A. – M.A. (English Language & Literature)
Semester V
Credits 4
Year Taught 2019
Degree Undergraduate (UG), Integrated Degree
School School of Arts and Sciences
Campus Coimbatore, Kochi

Syllabus

Course Outline

Unit 1

General Introduction- What is Criticism?
Nature and Function Definitions.

Unit 2

Classical Criticism
Introduction to Aristotle, Longinus, Horace-basic concepts.

Unit 3

Renaissance and Neo-classical Criticism-Sir Philip Sidney-‘Defence of Poetry’-Basic precepts of Dryden, Pope and Dr.Johnson in criticism.

Unit 4

Romantic and Victorian Criticism – Wordsworth – ‘Preface to Lyrical Ballads’- Coleridge-‘BiographiaLiteraria’ (Chapter XIV)-Matthew Arnold – ‘The Function of Criticism in the Present Time’.

Unit 5

Modern Criticism-Eliot and Modernism-‘Tradition and Individual Talent’- I.A.Richards-‘Practical Criticism’-F R Leavis “Poetry and the Modern World”

Objectives

To create and nurture critical sensibility; to introduce the students to different genres; to make them appreciate various forms of literature.

Core Reading

  1. W H Hudson. An Introduction to the Study of Literature. NewDelhi: Atlantic,1998.
  2. English Critical Texts. D J Enright and Ernst de Chickera. Ed. Delhi: OUP.
  3. Twentieth Century Literary Criticism. David Lodge (Ed). London: Longman.
  4. I. A. Richards. Practical Criticism. Kegan Paul, London.
  5. F R Leavis. New Bearings in English Poetry.
  6. D A Russell, Michael Winterbottom. Classical Literary Criticism. Oxford:OUP, 1989.
  7. Selden, Raman.The Theory of Criticsm: From Plato to the Present. Longman, 1988.
  8. Prasad, B. Introduction to English Criticism.

References

  1. James,Scott,RA. The Making of Literature.Warburg: Martin Seeker,1946.
  2. Guerin,Wilfred,Earle Labor, Lee Morgan, JeanneC.Reesman and John R Willingham. A Hand Book of Critical Approaches to Literature.NewYork:OUP,1985.
  3. Wellek, Rene,Austin Warren. Theory of Literature.Jonathan Cape Ltd, 1949.
  4. Abrams, M H. A Glossary of Literary Terms.Cengage Learning India Private Limited, 2015.
  5. David Daiches. Critical Approaches to Literature. 6. Nagarajan, M S. English Literary Criticism and Theory: An Introductory History. Hyderabad: Orient Longman, 2006. (Online Sources)

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