ELIT413 Literary Theory and Criticism II

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
T P
ELIT413 Literary Theory and Criticism II 3 1 6 Mon 13:00-15:00 Wed 11:00- 12:00
Prerequisite Senior Standing It is a prerequisite to
Lecturer Ervin Kovacevic Office Hours / Room / Phone
Monday:
8:30-11:00
Wednesday:
8:30-11:00
E-mail ekovacevic@ius.edu.ba
Assistant Assistant E-mail mcengic@ius.edu.ba
Course Objectives This course is designed to expose students to literary theory and criticism. Students will read material that cover key components of literary analysis such as feminist theory, poststructualism, postcolonialism and etc,. They will apply the theoretical premises and techniques to selected literary selections so as to understand more fully those techniques and to better understand the nature of literature in general and specific literary texts in particular. They will explore theorists and the interconnections of the theories.
Textbook "Literary Theory; The Basics, Hans Bertens, Routledge 2014 Critical Theory Today: A User- Friendly Guide, Lois Tyson, Routledge 2006 The Post-Colonial Studies Reader, Bill Ashkroft, Gareth Griffits, Helen Tiffin, Routledge 1995"
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify, describe and define a variety of literary theories from Postsructualism to the present day.
  2. Apply literary theory in articulate and grammatically correct papers
  3. Identify the major theorists and thinkers of literary theory criticism
  4. Define literary theory and identify its function
  5. Describe how literary theory is connected to various social and cultural movements
Teaching Methods
WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
Week 1 Film screening: Caché (Hidden). Dir. Michael Haneke, 2005
Week 2 Guilt and the History of Violence in Michael Haneke’s Caché’; Postcolonial Theory Tyson 417-447
Week 3 On Orientalism' E. Said (video+text) 'Can the subaltern speak' Spivak, Postcolonial Reader
Week 4 Economy of Menichian allegory' A. JanMohamed, 'Immagined Communities' Anderson Postcolonial Reader
Week 5 Poststructalism Theory and Practice Tyson 249-280
Week 6 Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences' Derrida, Bartens Chapter 3
Week 7 Coetzee 'Dusklands' Quiz 1
Week 8 Midterm exam progress review MIDTERM
Week 9 Feminism Tyson 83-131
Week 10 Poststructuralism continued: Foucault, Lacan, postmodernism, French feminism Berthens 123-150
Week 11 Sexuality, Literature, and culture Berthens 195-213
Week 12 Posthumanism, ecocriticism, and animal studies Quiz 2 Berthens 213-233
Week 13 Presentations (speaking and writing)
Week 14 Presentations (speaking and writing)
Week 15 Final Exam Beloved, The Bluest Eye
Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
Final Exam 1 30
Semester Evaluation Compenents
Midterm 1 30
Presentation 1 20
Quiz 1 10
Quiz II 1 10
***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
 Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
Attending the Lectures 3 15 45 Studying for The Midterm Exam 8 3 24
Quiz.+ Presentation 4 11 44 Studying for The Final Exam 8 3 24
Home study/Revision 1 13 13
        Total Workload Hours = 150
*T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 19/03/2020
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