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Introduction aux approches critiques

Responsible Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Teacher(s): Nidesh Lawtoo, Agnieszka Soltysik Monnet
Lecturer(s): -

Validity: 2011 -> 2011

No timetable defined.


Autumn semester
2 hours per week
28 hours per semester

Teaching language(s): English
Public: Yes
Credits: 0
Course notes: Yes


This is a survey class introducing students to the principal movements nd schools of literary and critical theory. Topics covered include Formalism, Structuralism, Psychoanalytic Criticism, Marxism, New Historicism, Feminism, Postcolonial Theory, and
Eco-Poetics. The textbooks for the course is Literary Theory: An Anthology, edited by Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan, which may be purchased at Basta!. Other readings will be posted on the Moodle site for the course. This course is designed to expose students to the main terms and issues of twentieth-century literary theory with an emphasis on current approaches. Progress in the course will be evaluated through two short written take-home tests in the middle and at the end of the semester.


sera distribuée en classe

Programme requirements

C1 / BA

Additional information


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