Course Title : History of Literary Criticism
Code Course
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Credits ECTS
ELL 357-1 D 5 3 0 0 3.00 5
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Teaching Assistant and Office Hours
Language English
Course Level
Description This course will make students familiar with the history of literary criticism. The focus is on the issues concerning the nature of literature and criticism by studying different literary critics and the study of major literary theories and applications.
Objectives Students will get acquainted with the writers, whose thoughts have contributed to literary criticism. Students will have an insight into the main principles related to literary theory. Students will articulate their personal principles regarding theory and criticism in literature. Students will demonstrate through written work and in-class comments their ability to apply various theories to works of literature. Students will write a paper that demonstrates their ability to compare and synthesize the theories presented;
Course Outline
WeekTopics
1Introduction to literary criticism
2Plato:Republic
3Aristotle: Poetics
4Horace: Art of Poetry
5Longinus: On the highest
6Dante. Sidney: Poetry
7Dryden: On poetry
8Midterm Exam
9Pope: essay on criticism. Johnson: About Shakespeare
10Wordsworth: On balads
11Arnold: Role of criticism in modern times
12Taine: From the history of English |Literature
13Art of prose
14Art of prose
15Summary
16Final Exam
Prerequisites
Textbook
Other References
Laboratory Work
Computer Usage
Other
Learning Outcomes and Competences
1Being acquainted with the with the writers, whose thoughts have contributed to literary criticism
2Understanding the main principles related to literary theory Kuptimi i principeve të lidhura me teorinë letrare
3Articulating their personal principles regarding theory and criticism in literature.
Course Evaluation Methods
In-term studies Quantity Percentage
Midterms120
Quizzes220
Projects00
Term Projects00
Laboratory00
Attendance110
Contribution of in-term studies to overall grade50
Contribution of final examination to overall grade50
Total100
ECTS (Allocated Based on Student) Workload
Activities Quantity Duration
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Total Workload
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Course Duration (Including the exam week : 16 x Total course hours) 16348
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 14342
Assignments 000
Midterms 11010
Final examination 11212
Other 2714
Total Work Load 126
Total Work Load / 25 (hours) 5.04
ECTS 5

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