RICHARD L. W. CLARKE


 

 

 

LITS3303 MODERN CRITICAL THEORY

SEMESTER II, 2018-2019

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Please see below for the extension of the Term Paper deadline.

TIMETABLE

SEMINAR / LECTURE 1: TUESDAY 9 AM - 11 AM (MSSR7)

TUTORIAL: WEDNESDAY 9-10 AM (A3)

SEMINAR / LECTURE 2: THURSDAY 9 AM - 11 AM (MSSR7)

Attendance at both seminars / lectures is compulsory (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 week basis.

 

BOOKLIST

2018-2019

Advice

REQUIRED READINGS: SCHEDULE

Module 1: Psychoanalysis (Weeks 1 - 4)

Module 2: Marxism (Weeks 5 - 8)

Module 3: Phenomenology (Weeks 9 - 12)

RECOMMENDED READINGS AND SUPPLEMENTARY NOTES

Please click HERE for some supplementary notes.

TERM PAPER

Assignment Breaking News!  The deadline has been extended till Thursday March 14, 2019!

Advice

TUTORIAL PRESENTATIONS

  • Instructions
  • 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, 1992.
    • 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.
  • Samples of Prof. McWatt's work may be found below:
  • NB. you are not limited to the texts listed above and may choose any samples of his poetry or prose fiction that you deem fit for the purpose.

FINAL EXAM

Past Papers

Advice for Semester II, 2017-2018 TBA

COURSE EVALUATIONS

UWI Course Evaluations Page

ESSAY WRITING RESOURCES

My Essay Writing Guidelines

My Essay Self-Evaluation Sheet

My Correction Codes

Some Dos and Don'ts

DOING 'THEORY'

Theory Course Sequence

Advice re: Theory Courses

What is Theory?

Studying Theory

Writing Theory Essays

GENERAL ADVICE

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Teaching Methods

 

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