Graduate Study - Faculty of Education and Humanities
PhD English Language and Literature

Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 630 Literary Criticism Graduate 1 Spring
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
7.5 0

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Melih Karakuzu, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Melih Karakuzu, Assoc. Prof. Dr.
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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.

  1. Introduction: Course Syllabus
  2. The Later Nineteenth Century
  3. Realism and Naturalism :George Eliot, Émile Zola, William Dean Howells, Henry James
  4. Symbolism and Aestheticism :Charles Baudelaire, Walter Pater, Oscar Wilde
  5. The Heterological Thinkers :Arthur Schopenhauer, Friedrich Nietzsche, Henri Bergson, Matthew Arnold
  6. Marxism:Karl Marx, Friedrich Engels, György Lukács, Terry Eagleton
  7. The Twentieth Century:The Twentieth Century: Backgrounds and Perspectives
  8. Midterm Exam
  9. Psychoanalytic Criticism : Freud and Lacan
  10. Formalisms 602 Victor Shklovsky, Boris Eichenbaum, Mikhail Bakhtin, Roman Jakobson, John Crowe Ransom, William K. Wimsatt, Monroe C. Beardsley, T. S. Eliot
  11. Structuralism 631 Ferdinand de Saussure, Roland Barthes
  12. Feminist Criticism 667 Virginia Woolf, Simone de Beauvoir, Elaine Showalter, Michèle Barrett, Julia Kristeva, Hélène Cixous
  13. Postcolonial Criticism 737 Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Homi Bhabha, Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
  14. New Historicism 760 Stephen Greenblatt, Michel Foucault


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      Learning outcomes
      • 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.

        ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
        Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
        Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week) 0
        Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
        Midterm Examination (1 week) 0
        Final Examination(1 week) 0
        Preparation for Midterm Examination 0
        Preparation for Final Examination 0
        Total Workload: 0
        ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 0