Literary Criticism

This survey course is divided into two sections. The first section introduces the history of literary criticism and major influences starting with the Classical, Renaissance, Neo-Classical, Romantics, andarriving at the transitional Victorian. Critics to be covered include Plato, Aristotle, Horace, Sidney, Dryden, Pope, Wordsworth, and Arnold. The second part will majorly focus on selected Modern Schools of Criticism and apply them on literary texts. Modern criticism will be covered through the main theories and terminology of modern schools including but not exclusive to: New criticism, Feminism. Existentialism, Psychoanalysis, Marxism and Postmodernism.

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