RICHARD L. W. CLARKE


 

 

 

LITS2306 HISTORY OF CRITICISM

2015-2016

MODULE TWO: THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES
 

WEEK SEVEN: REPRESENTATION (AND FORM) I
THE PHILOSOPHICAL / SCIENTIFIC VIEW: REALISM AND NATURALISM IN PROSE FICTION
(Week of October 12)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
TUTORIAL:
  • Zola continued
Notes:
SEMINAR 2: Notes:

Supplementary Notes:

  • 07C Science and the Scientific Method
  • 07D Literary Representation
  • 07E Literary Form and Genre

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
  • As with Module 1, please read all primary sources and study any supplementary notes on your own.
  • Bring Notes 07A to Seminar 1 and the tutorial.
  • Bring Notes 07B to Seminar 2

WEEK EIGHT: REPRESENTATION (AND FORM) II
THE RHETORICAL / HERMENEUTICAL VIEW: THE CRITIQUE OF REALISM
(Week of October 19)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
TUTORIAL: Notes:
SEMINAR 2: Notes:

Supplementary Notes:

  • Representation and Form Chart

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

  •  

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
  • Bring Notes 08A to Seminar 1.
  • Bring Notes 08B to the tutorial.
  • Bring Notes 08C to Seminar 2.

WEEK NINE: THE AUTHOR AND LITERARY HISTORY (AND FORM) I
THE RHETORICAL / HERMENEUTICAL VIEW
(Week of October 26)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
TUTORIAL:
  • Taine Continued
Notes:
SEMINAR 2: Notes:

Supplementary Notes:

  • 09C The Author
  • 09D Literary History, Intertextuality, Canonicity

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

  • Ramberg, Bjorn, and Kristin Gjesdal: Hermeneutics (Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy)

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
  • Bring Notes 09A to Seminar 1 and the tutorial.
  • Bring Notes 09B to Seminar 2.

WEEK TEN: THE AUTHOR AND LITERARY HISTORY (AND FORM) II
THE PHILOSOPHICAL VIEW: THE IRRELEVANCE OF THE POET
(Week of November 02)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

LECTURE 1: Notes:
TUTORIAL: Notes:
LECTURE 2:
  • W. K. Wimsatt and Monroe C. Beardsley, "The Intentional Fallacy" [1946] (pp. 945-952 in Adams; pp. 1374-1387 in Leitch)
Notes:
TUTORIAL:
  •  
 

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

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PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
  • Bring Notes 10A and 10B to Seminar 1.
  • Bring Notes 10C to the tutorial.
  • Bring Notes 10D to Seminar 2.

WEEK ELEVEN: THE READER I:
THE PHILOSOPHICAL VIEW: OBJECTIVE INTERPRETATION
(Week of November 09)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
TUTORIAL:
  • Richards continued
Notes:
SEMINAR 2:
  • W. K. Wimsatt and Monroe C. Beardsley, "The Affective Fallacy" [1949] (pp. 952-959 in Adams; pp. 1387-1403 in Leitch)
Notes:

Supplementary Notes:

  • 11D The Reader

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
  • Bring Notes 11A to Seminar 1.
  • Bring Notes 11B to Seminar 1 and the tutorial.
  • Bring Notes 11C to Seminar 2.

WEEK TWELVE: THE READER II:
THE RHETORICAL / HERMENEUTICAL VIEW: SUBJECTIVE INTERPRETATION
(Week of November 16)
 

REQUIRED READINGS:

 

 

SEMINAR 1: Notes:
TUTORIAL:
  • Wilde continued
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:

RECOMMENDED READINGS:

PHILWEB RESOURCES:

COMMENTS:
 
  • Bring Notes 12 A to Seminar 1.
  • Bring Notes 12B to Seminar 1 and the tutorial.  Please note that in class we shall read and discuss only Part I of this long essay.  Please read Part II on your own.
  • Bring Notes 12C to Seminar 2.

You should be preparing from this point onwards for the Final Exam, which is based solely on Module 2.

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