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.
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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.
- 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.
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