RICHARD L. W. CLARKE


 

 

 

LITS2306 HISTORY OF CRITICISM

2012-2013

MODULE TWO:
THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES:
RHETORICAL V. PHILOSOPHICAL MODELS OF LITERATURE
 

WEEK SEVEN: REPRESENTATION AND FORM I: PROSE FICTION: THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
(Week of October 15)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
SEMINAR 2: Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
  • Handout 07 above is an extra set of brief notes a few copies of which I distributed in class on Thursday October 18.

WEEK EIGHT: REPRESENTATION AND FORM II: PROSE FICTION: THE MODERNISTS
(Week of October 22)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
SEMINAR 2:
  • E. M. Forster, Aspects of the Novel [1927]: read in particular
    • Chapter 2 "The Story" (33-50)
    • Chapter 3 "People" (51-71) and Chapter 4 "People Continued" (73-90) (see selection "Flat and Round Characters," pp. 36-42 in Essentials of the Theory of Fiction, ed. Michael J. Hoffman and Patrick D. Murphy; pp. 223-230 in The Theory of the Novel, ed. Philip Stevick)
    • Chapter 5 "The Plot" (91-110) (see selection, pp. 219-232 in Approaches to the Novel: Materials for a Poetics, ed. Robert Scholes)
Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

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PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
 

WEEK NINE: REPRESENTATION AND FORM III: THE NEO-ARISTOTELIANS
(Week of October 29)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
SEMINAR 2: Notes:

General Handouts:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

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PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
  • Read Handouts 09D, 09E and 09F carefully on your own.

WEEK TEN: READING I: THE IMPACT OF LITERATURE
(Week of November 5)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
SEMINAR 2: Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
 

WEEK ELEVEN: READING II: INTERPRETATION
(Week of November 12)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
SEMINAR 2: Notes:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

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PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
 

WEEK TWELVE: READING III: INTERPRETATION CONTINUED: MODERNISM vs PRAGMATISM
(Week of November 19)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
SEMINAR 2:
  • Louise Rosenblatt, Literature as Exploration [1938]:
    • Chapter 2 "The Literary Experience" (pp. 25-53)
    • Chapter 5 "Broadening the Framework" (pp. 110-124)
     
Notes:

General Handouts:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

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PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
  • Read Handout 12C carefully on your own.

You should be preparing from this point onwards for the Final Exam.

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END OF MODULE TWO
 

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