Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

Prof. Fakhar Alam

Dept. of English

Govt. College Civil Lines Multan

    MA English Part I      BZ University Multan

    Paper-4 Criticism

    The purpose of this course is to bring our syllabi on a par with international standards. After familiarizing the students with the tenets of classical literary criticism, it introduces them to the literary approaches of the modern critics, i.e. Eliot, Frye, followed by the beginnings of postmodern critical theories, rooted in the works of Woolf and introduced later in detail in Eagleton. The recent and current trends of post-structuralism will be introduced so as to enable the students to apply these theories to textual analysis. To achieve this objective, a compulsory question of practical criticism will be set on an unseen passage, in the final examination. Note: The exam will include practice of analysis/application of theoretical concepts.

    Section-I (Classical)
    Aristotle
    Longinus

    Poetics
    On the Sublime



    Section-II (Modern)
    T.S. Eliot
    Frye

    The Tradition and the Individual Talent
    Anatomy of Criticism

    (Special emphasis on chapters on myth criticism & modes)

    Section-III Modern / Postmodern Movements

    Formalism

    Structuralism

    Post- Structuralism

    Psychoanalytical Criticism

    Marxism

    Deconstruction

    Feminism

    Primary Texts

    Terry Eagleton's Modern Literary Theory

    Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own

    Reading List

    Philip Rice and Patricia Waugh (eds) 1989/2001 Modem Literary Theory

    Arnold Michael Levenson (ed) 1999. The Cambridge Companion to Modernism, CUP

    Terry Eagleton 1983 Literary Theory: An Introduction

    Basil Blackwell, Rich Rylance and Judy Simons (ed) 2001 Literature in Context, Palgrave

    Todd E. Davis and Kenneth Womack (ed) 2002 Formalist Criticism and Reader Response Theory, Palgrave

    Sara Mills, Feminist Stylistics, Routledge, 1995.

    Helene Keyssar (ed) 1996 Feminist Theatre and Theory, New Case Books, MacMillan

    Jonathan Culler 1975 Structuralist Poetics. Routledge & Kegan Paul

    Paul Hamilton, Historicism, The New Critical Idiom, Routledge.l996

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