Issues in Contemporary Critical Theory I

Course Code: 
CPLT 501
Semester: 
Autumn
Course Type: 
Core
P: 
3
Credits: 
3
ECTS: 
8
Course Language: 
English
Courses given by: 
Course Objectives: 
The study of concepts and assumptions in literary theories and teir aesthetical contributions to literature.
Course Content: 

Literary theory in classical times; Herder, Schiller, Schlegel, Hegel; Marxism, Feminism

Teaching Methods: 
1: Lecture, 2: Question-Answer, 3: Discussion, 4: Simulation, 5: Case Study
Assessment Methods: 
A: Testing, B: Class Performance, C: Homework, D: Presentation

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Course Learning Outcomes

Learning Outcomes Program Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1) To explore literary theories from the very beginning.  1-4, 5-10 1,2,3 B,C,D
2) To gain knowledge in the intellectual and cultural background of literary history, and to become equipped with the concepts and terminology used in the analysis of literary texts. 1-4, 5-10 1,2,3 B,C,D
3) To equip the students with the necessary critical faculties, analytical approach, interdisciplinary vision and analytical, interpretative and inference skills for a successful understanding of different literary theories. 1-4, 5-10 1,2,3 B,C,D
4) To compare and analyse these theories as substantial for the understanding of modern literary criticism as a historical viewpoint of reflection. 1-4, 5-10 1,2,3 B,C,D
5) To discuss and contrast different positions in Marxist literary theories. 1-4, 5-10 1,2,3 B,C,D

Course Flow

COURSE CONTENT
Week Topics Study Materials
1 GENERAL INTRODUCTION Materials for the course provided by instructor
2 Literary Theory in Classical Times  
3    
4 Romantic Literary Theory  
5 Herder, Schiller, Schlegel, Hegel  
6    
7    
8 Social Theories of the 19th C.  
9 Marxism and Literary Theory  
10 Engels, Lukacs, Benjamin, Brecht, Adorno  
11    
12 Feminism and feminist criticism  
13    
14    
15 Conclusion  

Recommended Sources

RECOMMENDED SOURCES
Textbook Richard Harland, Literary Theory From Plato to Barthes, 1999, London.

Peter Barry, Beginning Theory, An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory, 1995, Manchester University Press.

Terry Eagleton/Drew Milne (Edts.), Marxist Literary Theory, 1996, USA.

Additional Resources  

Assessment

ASSESSMENT
IN-TERM STUDIES NUMBER PERCENTAGE
Presentation 1 30
Class Performance 1 30
Final Paper 1 40
Total   100
CONTRIBUTION OF FINAL PAPER TO OVERALL GRADE   40
CONTRIBUTION OF IN-TERM STUDIES TO OVERALL GRADE   60
Total   100

Course’s Contribution to Program

COURSE'S CONTRIBUTION TO PROGRAM
No Program Learning Outcomes Contribution
1 2 3 4 5  
1 The ability to apply knowledge of English and world literature and social sciences to topics including culture, society, ethics, politics etc.       X    
2 The ability to review, analyse and apply the relevant literature.         X  
3 The ability to carry out interdisciplinary reading and analysis.         X  
4 The ability to utilise the basic concepts and issues of literary theories in developing life strategies     X      
5 Awareness of professional ethics and responsibility       X    
6 Effective communication skills.       X    
7 A sufficiently broad education to understand the global and social impact of literary movements.       X    
8 An awareness of the importance of lifelong learning and the ability to put it into practice.       X    
9 A knowledge of issues in contemporary  literature and of the cultural issues of the period.         X  
10 The ability to use sources and modern tools in order to carry out research in the areas of literature and aesthetics.       X    

ECTS

ECTS ALLOCATED BASED ON STUDENT WORKLOAD BY THE COURSE DESCRIPTION
Activities Quantity Duration
(Hour)
Total
Workload
(Hour)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 15x Total course hours) 15 3 45
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 15 6 90
Presentation 1 20 20
Final Paper 1 45 45
Total Work Load     200
Total Work Load / 25 (h)     8.0
ECTS Credit of the Course     8