Anglo-American Literary Theory
Study Cycle: 2
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.