LITS3303 MODERN CRITICAL THEORY
SEMESTER II, 2018-2019
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/ LECTURE 1: TUESDAY 9 AM - 11 AM (MSSR7)
TUTORIAL: WEDNESDAY 9-10 AM (A3)
/ LECTURE 2: THURSDAY 9 AM - 11 AM
Attendance at both seminars / lectures
(we will meet for a minimum of 1.5 hours
each time); please see readings assigned.
Attendance at the
tutorial is also advised; tasks, readings, etc. will be assigned on a week to
REQUIRED READINGS: SCHEDULE
Module 1: Psychoanalysis (Weeks 1 - 4)
Module 2: Marxism (Weeks 5 - 8)
Module 3: Phenomenology (Weeks 9 -
RECOMMENDED READINGS AND SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES
for some supplementary notes.
Online samples of Prof. McWatt's work may be found below (NB. you
are not limited to these texts listed below and may choose any
samples of his poetry or prose fiction that you deem fit for the
Actual Group Presentations:
My Own Advice:
- To read samples of how various schools of criticism have been
applied to literary texts, see also:
- Newton, K. M., ed. Theory into Practice: a Reader in Modern Literary
Criticism. New York: St. Martin's,
- Selden, Raman.
Practising Theory and Reading Literature: an Introduction.
Lexington: UP of Kentucky, 1989.
- Staton, Shirley, ed. Literary Theories in Praxis.
Pennsylvania: U of Pennsylvania P, 1987.
Advice for Semester II, 2018-2019
Topics Covered in Modules 2 and 3
Course Evaluations Page
ESSAY WRITING RESOURCES
Essay Writing Guidelines
My Correction Codes
Dos and Don'ts
Theory Course Sequence
Advice re: Theory Courses
What is Theory?
Writing Theory Essays
Accessing Course Websites