University of Calicut Literary Criticism and Theory Paper Scholarly Materials

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M.A. English Literatue
ENG3C10 Literary Criticism and Theory: Part 2

Syllabus

1. Structuralism: An Overview
Major Theorists:
Ferdinand de Saussure, Claude- Levi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, Gerard Genette

Key Concepts: Structure, Sign, Signifier, Signified, Semiology, Semiotics, Langue and Parole, Mythemes, Structuralist Narratology.

Text for Detailed Study: Roland Barthes: Structuralist Activity

2. Post-Structuralism/ Deconstruction: An Overview

Major Theorists: Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, The Yale School.

Key Concepts: Deconstruction of Sign, Decentering, Logocentrism, Aporia, Supplement, The Death of the Author, Knowledge, Power, Discourse.

Text for Detailed Study: Jacques Derrida: “Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of Social Sciences”

3. Psychoanalysis: An Overview
Major Theorists: Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan.

Key Concepts: Id, Ego, Superego, Dream Mechanism, Oedipus Complex, Unconscious, Mirror Stage, Imaginary, Symbolic and Real, Ego Formation and Constructions of Selfhood, Jouissance, Unconscious is structured like a Language.

Text for Detailed Study: Jacques Lacan: The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience

4. Feminism: An Overview
Major Theorists: Virginia Woolf, Kate Millet, Elaine Showalter, Helene Cixous, Adrienne Rich.

Key Concepts: Gynocriticism, Eccriture Feminine, Womanism, The Language Problem in Feminism, Marxist Feminism, French Feminism, Lesbian Feminism, Black Feminism, Dalit Feminism, Postfeminism.
Text for Detailed Study: Elaine Showalter: Towards a Feminist Poetics

5. Cultural Materialism/ New Historicism: An Overview
Major Theorists: Raymond Williams, Jonathan Dollimore, Stephen Greenblatt, Louis Montrose.

Key Concepts: Neo-Marxism, Culture: New Definitions, Thin and Thick Descriptions, Textuality and Historicity, Texts, Contexts and Co-texts, Rereading the Renaissance and Shakespeare, The Politics of Representation and Power.
Text for Detailed Study: Louis Montrose: “Professing the Renaissance: The Poetics and Politics of Culture”

6. Postcolonialism: An Overview
Major Theorists: Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak, Benedict Anderson.

Key Concepts: Crtique of Eurocentrism and Universalism, Decolonization, National Consciousness, Critiquing Nationalism, Postnationalism, Imagined Communities, Orientalism, Strategic Essentialism, Subaltern Studies, Hybridity, Ambivalence, Mimicry.
Text for Detailed Study: Edward Said: “Jane Austen and Empire”

7. Ecocriticism: An Overview
Major Theorists: Jonathan Bate, CheryllGlotfelty, Laurence Coupe, Patrick D Murphy, William Rueckert.

Key Concepts: Anthropocentrism, Shallow Ecology vs Deep Ecology, The Crisis of Humanism, Nature/Culture, Green Studies, Environmental Imagination, Ecofeminism.

Text for Detailed Study: Cheryll Glotfelty: “Introduction: Literary Studies in an age of Environmental Crisis” (From The Ecocriticism Reader)

8.Critiquing Theory: An Overview
Text for Detailed Study: Graham Good: “Presentism: Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism

 

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Module 1. Structuralism: An Overview

 

Major Theorists:
Ferdinand de Saussure, Claude- Levi-Strauss, Roland Barthes, Gerrard Genette

Key Concepts: Structure, Sign, Signifier, Signified, Semiology, Semiotics, Langue and Parole, Mythemes, Structuralist Narratology.

Text for Detailed Study: Roland Barthes: “Structuralist Activity”

Materials 

Ferdinand de Saussure

30 Minutes Lecture by Louis Markos, Houston Baptist University

Structuralism and Deconstruction

Saussure and Structuralism

Structuralism

Structuralism

Literary Criticism and Theory in the Twentieth Century

Literary Criticism and Theory in the Twentieth Century

Key Theories of Ferdinand de Saussure

Key Theories of Ferdinand de Saussure

Ebooks

Course in General Linguistics

Author(s): Ferdinand de Saussure, Wade Baskin (trans.)
Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: 2011

The Cambridge Companion to Saussure (Cambridge Companions)

Author(s): Carol Sanders
Series: Cambridge Companions
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2004

Saussure

Author(s): John E. Joseph
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2012

Jstor Article

Structuralism as a Method of Literary Criticism

Author(s): Isaiah Smithson
Source: College English, Vol. 37, No. 2 (Oct., 1975), pp. 145-159
Published by: National Council of Teachers of English
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/375060

Text for Detailed Study: Roland Barthes Structuralist Activity

Barthes Structuralist Activity Essay

Roland Barthes The Structuralist Activity Essay in a Nutshell

Claude- Levi-Strauss

Claude Levi Strauss’ Structural Anthropology

Claude Levi Strauss’ Structural Anthropology

Key Theories of Claude Levi Strauss

Key Theories of Claude Levi Strauss

Ebooks

The Cambridge Companion to Lévi-Strauss 

Author(s): Boris Wiseman
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2009

Levi-Strauss, Anthropology, and Aesthetics

Author(s): Boris Wiseman
Series: Ideas in Context
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2007

Foundations of Structuralism: Critique of Levi-Strauss and the Structuralist Movement (Studies in philosophy)

Author(s): Simon Clarke

Structural Anthropology

Author(s): Claude Levi-strauss
Publisher: Basic Books, Year: 1974

Gerard Genette

Structuralist Narratology

Structuralist Narratology 

Gerard Genette and Structural Narratology

Gerard Genette and Structural Narratology

Ebooks

Gérard Genette and the Pleasures of Poetics
Author(s): Gerald Prince
Source: Narrative, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan., 2010), pp. 3-7
Published by: Ohio State University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25609380

Gérard Genette’s Evolving Narrative Poetics
Author(s): John Pier
Source: Narrative, Vol. 18, No. 1 (Jan., 2010), pp. 8-18
Published by: Ohio State University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/25609381

Rhetoric, Structuralism, and Figurative Discourse: Gérard Genette’s Concept of Rhetoric

Author(s): Christopher Harlos
Source: Philosophy & Rhetoric, Vol. 19, No. 4 (1986), pp. 209-223
Published by: Penn State University Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/40237485

Semiotics/ Semiology

Structural Linguistics

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Module 2 Post-Structuralism/ Deconstruction: An Overview

 

Major Theorists: Jacques Derrida, Roland Barthes, Michel Foucault, The Yale School.

Key Concepts: Deconstruction of Sign, Decentering, Logocentrism, Aporia, Supplement, The Death of the Author, Knowledge, Power, Discourse.

Text for Detailed Study: Jacques Derrida: “Structure, Sign and Play in the Discourse of Social Sciences”

Materials

Jacques Derrida

Structuralism and Deconstruction

Key Theories of Jacques Derrida

The Philosophy of Jacques Derrida

Jacques Derrida’s Structure, Sign and Play

Jacques Derrida: Transcendental Signified

Derrida’s Formulation of Ecriture

Derrida’s Critique of Logocentrism

Derrida’s Notion of the Centre

Derrida’s Concept of Differance

Derrida: Trace and Play

Deconstruction Theory

Deconstruction

Aporia

The Yale Critics

Philosophical Influences on Poststructuralism

Jacques Derrida’s Structure, Sign and Play

Linguistic Sign

Ebooks

Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Derrida on Deconstruction

Author(s): Barry Stocker
Series: Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2006

Derrida For Beginners

Author(s): Jim Powell, Van Howell
Publisher: For Beginners, Year: 2007

Deconstruction For Beginners

Author(s): Jim Powell, Joe Lee
Publisher: For Beginners, Year: 2008

Essential History: Jacques Derrida and the Development of Deconstruction

Author(s): Joshua Kates
Series: SPEP
Publisher: Northwestern University Press, Year: 2005

Derrida and Deconstruction

Author(s): Hugh J. Silverman
Series: Continental Philosophy
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 1989

On Deconstruction: Theory and Criticism after Structuralism

Author(s): Jonathan D. Culler
Publisher: Cornell University Press, Year: 1983

Deconstruction and Critical Theory

Author(s): Peter V. Zima
Publisher: Continuum, Year: 2002

The Politics of Deconstruction: Jacques Derrida and the Other of Philosophy

Author(s): Martin McQuillan
Year: 2007

Deconstruction in a Nutshell: A Conversation with Jacques Derrida

Author(s): John D. Caputo
Series: Perspectives in Continental Philosophy
Publisher: Fordham University Press, Year: 1996

Philosophy Beside Itself: On Deconstruction and Modernism

Author(s): Stephen W. Melville
Series: Theory and History of Literature 27
Publisher: University Of Minnesota Press, Year: 1986

Reading Deconstruction/Deconstructive Reading

Author(s): G. Douglas Atkins

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky, Year: 1983

Deconstruction: A Critique

Author(s): Rajnath (eds.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 1989

Deconstruction · Derrida

Author(s): Julian Wolfreys (auth.)
Series: Transitions
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK, Year: 1998

Structure, Sign, and Play in the Discourse of the Human Sciences Essay

Analysis of Derrida’s Structure, Sign and Play in The Discourse of Human Sciences

Roland Barthes

Key Theories of Roland Barthes

Key Theories of Roland Barthes

Roland Barthes’ Concept of Mythologies

Roland Barthes’ Analysis of Balzac’s Sarrasine

Roland Barthes’ Concept of Readerly and Writerly Texts

Roland Barthes’ Concept of Death of the Author

Roland Barthes’ Contribution to Literary Criticism

Ebooks

Roland Barthes

Author(s): Graham Allen
Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2003

Roland Barthes, Structuralism and After

Author(s): Annette Lavers
Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Year: 1982

Authors Title dl
Graham Allen
Roland Barthes (2003) PDF
Annette Lavers
Roland Barthes, Structuralism and After (1982) PDF
Annette Lavers
Roland Barthes: Structuralism and After (1982) PDF
Nancy M. Shawcross
Roland Barthes on Photography: The Critical Tradition in Perspective (1996) PDF
Steven Ungar,
Betty R. McGraw
Signs in Culture: Roland Barthes Today (2007) EPUB
Patrick Ffrench
Roland Barthes and Film: Myth, Eroticism and Poetics (2019) EPUB
PDF
Thomas Baldwin
Roland Barthes: The Proust Variations (2019) PDF
Karen Beckman
Nothing to Say: The War on Terror and the Mad Photography of Roland Barthes (2008) PDF
Karen Beckman
Nothing to Say: The War on Terror and the Mad Photography of Roland Barthes PDF
Marie Gil
Roland Barthes: Au lieu de la vie (2012) EPUB
Lucy O’Meara
Roland Barthes at the Collège De France (2012) PDF
Viola Brisolin
Power and Subjectivity in the Late Work of Roland Barthes and Pier Paolo Pasolini (2011) PDF
Carol Mavor
Reading Boyishly: Roland Barthes, J. M. Barrie, Jacques Henri Lartigue, Marcel Proust, and D. W. Winnicott (2008) PDF
Patrizia Lombardo
The Three Paradoxes of Roland Barthes (1989) PDF
EPUB
Vincent Debaene
Roland Barthes’ Cinema (2016) PDF
Andy Stafford
Roland Barthes (2015) PDF
Mary Bittner Wiseman
The Ecstasies of Roland Barthes (2016) PDF
Neil Badmington
The Afterlives of Roland Barthes (2016) EPUB
PDF
Philippe Sollers
The Friendship of Roland Barthes (2017) EPUB
PDF
Graham Allen
Roland Barthes (2003) PDF
Roland Barthes,
Richard Howard,
Adam Phillips
Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes (2010) PDF
Andy Stafford
Roland Barthes (2015) PDF

Michel Foucault

The Philosophy of Michel Foucault

Key Theories of Michel Foucault

Foucault’s Concept of Power

Foucault’s Influence on Postmodern Thought

Ebooks

Authors Title dl
Dianna Taylor
Michel Foucault: Key Concepts (2011) PDF
EPUB
Lisa Downing
The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault (2008) PDF
David Macey
Michel Foucault (2004) EPUB
Mariana Valverde
Michel Foucault (2017) PDF
EPUB
Sverre Raffnsøe,
Morten S Thaning,
Marius Gudmand-Hoyer
Michel Foucault: A Research Companion (2015) PDF
Sara Mills
Michel Foucault (2003) PDF
Mark G. E. Kelly
The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault (2009) PDF
David Macey
The Lives of Michel Foucault (2019) EPUB
Dianna Taylor
Michel Foucault: Key Concepts (2010) PDF
Lisa Downing
The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault (2008) PDF

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Module 3. Psychoanalysis: An Overview

 

Major Theorists: Sigmund Freud, Jacques Lacan.

Key Concepts: Id, Ego, Superego, Dream Mechanism, Oedipus Complex, Unconscious, Mirror Stage, Imaginary, Symbolic and Real, Ego Formation and Constructions of Selfhood, Jouissance, Unconscious is structured like a Language.

Text for Detailed Study: Jacques Lacan: The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience

Articles

https://literariness.org/2016/04/16/freudian-psychoanalysis/

Lacanian Psychoanalysis

Shoshana Felman and Psychoanalytic Criticism

Psychoanalysis of Deleuze and Guattari

Psychoanalysis and Gender

Sigmund-Freud-and-Psychoanalytic-Theory

Text for Detailed Study

Essay pdf
The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience

Summary of Lacan’s The Mirror Stage as Formative of the Function of the I as Revealed in Psychoanalytic Experience

Ebooks

A Huge Collection of #Psychoanalysis Books Literariness.media/Psychoanalysis 

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Module 4. Feminism: An Overview

 

Major Theorists: Virginia Woolf, Kate Millet, Elaine Showalter, Helene Cixous, Adrienne Rich.

Key Concepts: Gynocriticism, Eccriture Feminine, Womanism, The Language Problem in Feminism, Marxist Feminism, French Feminism, Lesbian Feminism, Black Feminism, Dalit Feminism, Postfeminism.
Text for Detailed Study: Elaine Showalter: Towards a Feminist Poetics

Audio Lectures
Feminism in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Feminism: An Essay

First Wave Feminism

Second Wave Feminism

Third Wave Feminism

Black Feminisms

Marxist Feminism

Postfeminism and Its Entanglement with the Fourth Wave

Post-Feminism: An Essay

Heterosexism

Ecofeminism

Radical and Lesbian Feminism

Elaine Showalter as a Feminist Critic

Anglo-American and French Feminisms

Judith Butler’s Concept of Performativity

Key Theories of Judith Butler

Ebooks

Feminism Ebooks Visit Literariness.media/Feminism (500+ Ebooks)

Towards a Feminist Poetics Essay pdf

Towards Feministic Poetics Elaine Key Points PDF

Click on this link for key ideas of feminist criticism (MA Syllabus based material only)

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Module 5.
Cultural Materialism/ New Historicism: An Overview

 

Major Theorists: Raymond Williams, Jonathan Dollimore, Stephen Greenblatt, Louis Montrose.

Key Concepts: Neo-Marxism, Culture: New Definitions, Thin and Thick Descriptions, Textuality and Historicity, Texts, Contexts and Co-texts, Rereading the Renaissance and Shakespeare, The Politics of Representation and Power.
Text for Detailed Study: Louis Montrose: Professing the Renaissance: The Poetics and Politics of Culture

Articles

Key Theories of Raymond Williams

Raymond Williams as a Marxist Literary Theorist

Marxism and Literary Theory

Cultural Studies

Fashion and Cultural Studies

New Historicism and Cultural Materialism

The Textuality of History and the Historicity of Texts

Cultural Anthropology of Clifford Geertz

Ebooks

Raymond Williams

Author(s): Fred Inglis
Year: 1998

Cultural Materialism: On Raymond Williams (Cultural Politics)

Author(s): Christopher Prendergast (editor)
Series: Cultural Politics volume 9
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press, Year: 1995

Raymond Williams’s Sociology of Culture: A Critical Reconstruction

Author(s): Paul Jones (auth.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2006

The Greenblatt Reader

Author(s): Stephen Greenblatt, Michael Payne
Series: Blackwell Readers
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2005

Renaissance Self-Fashioning: From More to Shakespeare

Author(s): Stephen Greenblatt
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press, Year: 2005

Biographical Dictionary of Neo-Marxism

This Dictionary comprehensively surveys major twentieth-century neo-Marxian (non-orthodox) thinkers and activists throughout the world. This thorough research aid contains over 200 biographical essays which include pertinent biographical details; a summary of the entrant’s significant and unique contributions to neo-Marxian theory and practice; and a bibliography of relevant primary and secondary works.

Author(s): Robert A. Gorman (editor)

Publisher: Greenwood Press, Year: 1985

Text for Detailed Study: Louis Montrose: Professing the Renaissance: The Poetics and Politics of Culture

Professing the Renaissance: The Poetics and Politics of Culture Essay PDF

Pramod K Nayar Re-reading the Renaissance A Short History of English Literature

Nayar, P. K. (n.d.). Re-reading the Renaissance. A Short History of English Literature, 106–110. doi:10.1017/upo9788175968851.006

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Module 6. Postcolonialism: An Overview

 

Major Theorists: Frantz Fanon, Edward Said, Homi Bhabha, Gayatri Spivak, Benedict Anderson.

Key Concepts: Crtique of Eurocentrism and Universalism, Decolonization, National Consciousness, Critiquing Nationalism, Postnationalism, Imagined Communities, Orientalism, Strategic Essentialism, Subaltern Studies, Hybridity, Ambivalence, Mimicry.

Text for Detailed Study: Edward Said: Jane Austen and Empire

Articles 

Postcolonialism

African American and Post-colonial Studies

Mimicry in Postcolonial Theory

Ambivalence in Post-colonialism

Post-colonial Allegory

Decolonization

The Other, The Big Other, and Othering

Binarism in Post-colonial Theory

Appropriation in Post-colonialism

Postcolonialism’s Engagement with Language

Phases of African Postcolonial Literature

Key Theories of Edward Said

Homi Bhabha’s Concept of Hybridity

Key Theories of Gayatri Spivak

Subaltern (Postcolonialism)

Strategic Essentialism

Fanonism

Frantz Fanon ‘s Contribution to Postcolonial Criticism

For More Articles Visit https://literariness.org/category/postcolonialism/

Ebooks Visit Literariness.media/Postcolonialism 

Text for Detailed Study: Edward Said: Jane Austen and Empire

Edward Said Jane Austen and Empire Essay

Jane Austen and Empire by Edward Said Key Points

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Module 7 Ecocriticism: An Overview

 

Major Theorists: Jonathan Bate, Cheryll Glotfelty, Laurence Coupe, Patrick D Murphy, William Rueckert.

Key Concepts: Anthropocentrism, Shallow Ecology vs Deep Ecology, The Crisis of Humanism, Nature/Culture, Green Studies, Environmental Imagination, Ecofeminism.

Text for Detailed Study: Cheryll Glotfelty: Introduction: Literary Studies in an age of Environmental Crisis (From The Ecocriticism Reader)

Articles

Ecocriticism: An Essay

Ecofeminism

Zoocriticism and the Postcolonial

Feminism and Environmental Studies

Ebooks

Ebooks on Ecocriticism Literariness.media/Ecocriticism

Text for Detailed Study: Cheryll Glotfelty: Introduction: Literary Studies in an age of
Environmental Crisis (From The Ecocriticism Reader)



Module 8.Critiquing Theory: An Overview

Text for Detailed Study: Graham Good: Presentism: Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism

To Read Presentism: Postmodernism, Poststructuralism, Postcolonialism See Chapter 5, Pages 63-73 of Humanism Betrayed: Theory, Ideology, and Culture in the Contemporary University

Post Theory: New Directions in Criticism

Author(s): Martin Mcquillan
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press



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