Academic Catalog

ELIT509 APPROACHES TO LITERARY CRITICISM

Course Code: 8210509
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: English Literature
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr ELF ZTABAK AVCI
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

After a brief review of approaches to literature before the twentieth century, this course concentrates upon developments in literary criticism in the twentieth century. The approach used is conceptual rather than historical; the concepts of literature in the major contemporary movements of literary criticism and the assumptions concerning the study of literature underlying these movements are studied in representative texts. Examples of applications of the approaches discussed to literary texts are also included in the course.