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NOC:Literary Criticism and Literary Theory

Course Description

Literary theory in a strict sense is the systematic study of the nature of literature and of the methods for analyzing literature.[1] However, literary scholarship since the 19th century often includes—in addition to, or even instead of literary theory in the strict sense—considerations of intellectual history, moral philosophy, social prophecy, and other interdisciplinary themes which are of relevance to the way humans interpret meaning.[1] In humanities in modern academia, the latter style of scholarship is an outgrowth of critical theory and is often called simply "theory."[2] As a consequence, the word "theory" has become an umbrella term for a variety of scholarly approaches to reading texts. Many of these approaches are informed by various strands of Continental philosophy and sociology.

Course Objective

This course if offered Courtsey NPTEL and covers topics of NOC:Literary Criticism and Literary Theory The course covers topics on Classical Theory,Romanticism,Realism and Naturalism,Marxism,,Criticism,Structuralism,Psychoanalysis,Gender and Queer Theory,Post Structuralism,Reader Response and Reception,Post Colonialism,Semiotics,Film Studies & Ecocriticism.

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