INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
3+2 English Language and Literature
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|Melih Karakuzu, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
||Melih Karakuzu, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
|In general, this course is designed to equip students with the ability to read and write literary criticism. Students are expected to understand how certain approaches/theories are applied in writing literary criticisms written by some critics, and to show how they come to their findings or conclusions. Furthermore, the students will be able to write literary criticism of their own, particularly by applying contemporary critical theories.
- Introduction: Course Syllabus
- The Later Nineteenth Century
- Realism and Naturalism :George Eliot, Émile Zola, William Dean Howells, Henry James
- Symbolism and Aestheticism :Charles Baudelaire, Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde
- The Heterological Thinkers :Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Henri Bergson, Matthew Arnold
- Marxism:Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, György Lukács, Terry Eagleton
- The Twentieth Century:The Twentieth Century: Backgrounds and Perspectives
- Psychoanalytic Criticism : Freud and Lacan
- Midterm Exam
- Formalisms :Victor Shklovsky, Boris Eichenbaum, Mikhail Bakhtin, Roman Jakobson, John Crowe Ransom, William K. Wimsatt, Monroe C. Beardsley, T. S. Eliot
- Structuralism: Ferdinand de Saussure, Roland Barthes
- Feminist Criticism :Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, Elaine Showalter, Michèle Barrett, Julia Kristeva, Hélène Cixous
- Postcolonial Criticism: Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Homi Bhabha, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
- New Historicism 760 Stephen Greenblatt, Michel Foucault
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- to read, understand, and present existing literary criticism written by other critics.
- to read, understand, and evaluate literary works written in English.
- to write literary criticism (i.e. critical essay) on important literary works written in English by applying various contemporary literary/critical theories.
- Bressler, E.C.: Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Theory and Practice. Prentice Hall; 4th edition. 2006 Leitch, V., Cain, W., Finke, Laurie A. And Johnson Barbara (editors).The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. W. W. Norton; 1 edition. 2001. Various Authors. Classical Literary Criticism. (Translated from Greek) by Murray, P. and Dorsch, T.S. Penguin Classics. 2001 Habib, M.A.R.: A History of Literary Criticism: From Plato to the Present. Wiley-Blackwell; Reprint edition (October 12, 2007)
|ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
|Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)||13||3||39|
|Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week)||13||2||26|
|Midterm Examination (1 week)||1||3||3|
|Final Examination(1 week)||1||2||2|
|Preparation for Midterm Examination|| || ||0|
|Preparation for Final Examination||7,5||0|