Anglo-American Literary Theory

Anglo-American Literary Theory

Study Cycle: 2

Lectures: 0

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 3

Lecturer(s): prof. dr. Blake Jason Frederick

Students will immerse themselves in the fundamental concepts and approaches of Anglo-American literary theory. After an introduction to traditional literary theory in the style of the “New Criticism,” we will devote ourselves to other theories, including formalist and structuralist theories; reader-oriented theories; theories more focussed on social and historical contexts; and postmodernism as well as other contemporary theories. Throughout the semester we will focus on theory as it pertains to specific literary texts from various genres.