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University of Calicut Literary Criticism and Theory Paper Scholarly Materials

University of Calicut
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

Saussure: a guide for the perplexed

Author(s): Bouissac, Paul; Saussure, Ferdinand de
Series: Guides for the perplexed
Publisher: Continuum, Year: 2010

The Cambridge Companion to Saussure (Cambridge Companions)

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

Landmarks in Linguistic Thought I: The Western Tradition from Socrates to Saussure, 2nd edition (Routledge History of Linguistic Thought Series)

Author(s): Roy Harris, Talbot J. Taylor
Year: 1997

Language, Saussure and Wittgenstein: How to Play Games with Words (History of Linguistic Thought)

Author(s): Roy Harris
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 1990

Schools of Thought: The Development of Linguistics from Bopp to Saussure

Author(s): Olga Amsterdamska (auth.)
Series: Sociology of the Sciences Monographs 6
Publisher: Springer Netherlands, Year: 1987

Ferdinand de Saussure: Origin and Development of his Linguistic Thought in Western Studies of Language

Author(s): E. F. K. Koerner (auth.)
Series: Schriften zur Linguistik 7
Publisher: Vieweg Teubner Verlag, Year: 1973

Re-reading Saussure: The Dynamics of Signs in Social Life

Author(s): Paul J. Thibault
Series: Amer.Civil Liberties Union Handbook
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 1996

Saussure’s Third Course of Lectures on General Linguistics (1910-1911). From the Notebooks of Emile Constantin

Author(s): R. Harris and E. Komatsu (Auth.)
Series: 1910-1911
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd, Pergamon Press Inc, Year: 1993

Saussure

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

Not Saussure: A Critique of Post-Saussurean Literary Theory

Author(s): Raymond Tallis (auth.)
Series: Language, Discourse, Society
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 1988

Saussure

Author(s): Jonathan Culler
Publisher: Afa Yayınları, Year: 1985

Ferdinand De Saussure : Origin and Development of His Linguistic Theory in Western Studies of Language : A Critical Evaluation of Saussurean Principles and Their Relevance to Contemporary Linguistic Theories

Author(s): Ernst Frideryk Konrad Koerner
Publisher: Simon Fraser University, Year: 1971

Concept of Structuralism: A Critical Analysis

Author(s): Philip Pettit
Publisher: Univ of California Pr, Year: 1977

Structuralism and Semiotics (New Accents)

Author(s): Terence Hawkes
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2003

Foundations of Structuralism: Critique of Levi-Strauss and the Structuralist Movement 

Author(s): Simon Clarke
Publisher: Harvester P, Year: 1981

Structuralism

Author(s): John Sturrock
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2003

History of Structuralism: The Sign Sets, 1967-Present

Author(s): Francois Dosse
Year: 1997

Structuralism:The Art of the Intelligible

Author(s): Peter Caws
Year: 1988

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

Levi-Strauss Today: An Introduction to Structural Anthropology

Author(s): Robert Deliege
Publisher: Berg Publishers, Year: 2004

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

The Yale Critics: Deconstruction in America (Theory & History of Literature)

Author(s): Wlad Godzich, Wallace Martin, Jonathan Arac
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press, Year: 1983

Deconstruction and Criticism

Author(s): Harold Bloom, Paul de Man, Jaques Derrida, Geoffrey H. Hartman, J. Hillis Miller

Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul, Year: 1979

Politics of Deconstruction: A New Introduction to Jacques Derrida

Author(s): Susanne Lüdemann
Publisher: Stanford University Press, Year: 2014

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

Explaining Deconstruction

Author(s): Kathleen Wheeler (auth.)
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 1997

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

Critical Essays on Roland Barthes

Author(s): Diana Knight (Editor)
Series: Critical Essays on World Literature Series
Publisher: Cengage Gale, Year: 2000

Roland Barthes (Or the profession of cultural studies)

Author(s): Martin McQuillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2011

Michel Foucault

The Philosophy of Michel Foucault

Key Theories of Michel Foucault

Foucault’s Concept of Power

Foucault’s Influence on Postmodern Thought

Ebooks

Michel Foucault

Author(s): Sara Mills
Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2003

Michel Foucault

Author(s): Barry Smart
Series: Key Sociologists
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2002

The Cambridge Introduction to Michel Foucault

Author(s): Lisa Downing
Series: Cambridge Introductions to Literature
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2008

The Political Philosophy of Michel Foucault

Author(s): Mark G.E. Kelly
Series: Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2008

Michel Foucault

Author(s): David Macey
Series: Reaktion Books – Critical Lives
Publisher: Reaktion Books, Year: 2005

Michel Foucault

Author(s): Clare O’Farrell
Series: Core Cultural Theorists
Publisher: SAGE, Year: 2005

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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

  1. International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Alain De Mijolla, A. De Mijolla

    Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA, Year: 2005
    (28MB)

  2. The Meaning Of The Dream In Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Rachel B. Blass

    Series: Suny Series in Dream Studies

    Publisher: State University of New York Press, Year: 2002
    (1MB)

  3. A Short Introduction to Psychoanalysis (Short Introductions to the Therapy Professions)

    Author(s): Jane Milton, Caroline Polmear, Julia Fabricius

    Year: 2004
    (1MB)

  4. Freud, psychoanalysis, and symbolism

    Author(s): Agnes Petocz

    Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 1999
    (2MB)

  5. An Introductory Dictionary of Lacanian Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Dylan Evans

    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 1996
    (2MB)

  6. The Origin And Development Of Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Sigmund Freud

    Publisher: Kessinger Publishing, LLC, Year: 2007
    (194KB)

  7. A Clinical Introduction to Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Theory and Technique

    Author(s): Bruce Fink

    Publisher: Harvard University Press, Year: 1999
    (86MB)

  8. Psychoanalysis: From Practice to Theory

    Author(s): Jorge Canestri

    Series: Whurr Series In Psychoanalysis

    Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2006
    (1MB)

  9. The Lacanian Left: Psychoanalysis, Theory, Politics

    Author(s): Yannis Stavrakakis

    Publisher: Edinburgh University Press, Year: 2008
    (2MB)

  10. Surplus: Spinoza, Lacan

    Author(s): A. Kiarina Kordela

    Series: Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature

    Publisher: State University of New York Press, Year: 2007
    (1MB)

  11. The Four Fundamental Concepts of Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Jacques Lacan, Jacques-Alain Miller, Alan Sheridan

    Series: The Seminar of Jacques Lacan , Book 11

    Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Year: 1998
    (4MB)

  12. Rereading Freud: Psychoanalysis Through Philosophy

    Author(s): Jon Mills

    Publisher: State University of New York Press, Year: 2004
    (1MB)

  13. Sexual Orientation and Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Richard C. Friedman, Jennifer I. Downey

    Publisher: Columbia University Press, Year: 2002
    (14MB)

  14. Freud, Psychoanalysis and Symbolism

    Author(s): Agnes Petocz

    Year: 1999
    (1MB)

  15. Dream Psychology: Psychoanalysis for Beginners

    Author(s): Sigmund Freud

    Publisher: Feedbooks

  16. Psychoanalysis in a New Light

    Author(s): Gunnar Karlsson

    Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2010
    (1MB)

  17. Sublimation (Ideas in Psychoanalysis)

    Author(s): Kalu Singh

    Publisher: Totem Books, Year: 1997
    (1MB)

  18. The Superego (Ideas in Psychoanalysis)

    Author(s): Priscilla Roth

    Year: 1997
    (2MB)

  19. Anxiety (Ideas in Psychoanalysis)

    Author(s): Ricky Emanuel

    Year: 1996
    (1MB)

  20. Libido (Ideas in Psychoanalysis)

    Author(s): Roger Kennedy

    Publisher: Totem Books, Year: 1997
    (1MB)

  21. Phobia (Ideas in Psychoanalysis)

    Author(s): Ivan Ward

    Year: 1997
    (1MB)

  22. The Unconscious (Ideas in Psychoanalysis)

    Author(s): Phil Mollon

    Publisher: Totem Books, Year: 1996
    (1MB)

  23. Phantasy (Ideas in Psychoanalysis)

    Author(s): Julia Segal

    Year: 1996
    (1MB)

  24. Castration (Ideas in Psychoanalysis)

    Author(s): Ivan Ward

    Publisher: Totem Books, Year: 1999
    (1MB)

  25. Jacques Lacan and the Philosophy of Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Ellie Ragland-Sullivan

    Year: 1987
    (23MB)

  26. Freud and Psychoanalysis (Pocket Essential series)

    Author(s): Nick Rennison

    Year: 2002
    (1MB)

  27. Key Concepts of Lacanian Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Dany Nobus

    Year: 1999
    (5MB)

  28. Julia Kristeva: Psychoanalysis and Modernity

    Author(s): Sara Beardsworth

    Series: SUNY Series in Gender Theory

    Publisher: State University of New York Press, Year: 2004
    (1MB)

  29. The Future of Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Chessick Richard D.

    Year: 2007
    (1MB)

  30. Lacan, Language, and Philosophy

    Author(s): Russell Grigg

    Series: Insinuations: Philosophy, Psychoanalysis, Literature

    Publisher: State University of New York Press, Year: 2008
    (1MB)

  31. Freud: A Modern Reader (Whurr Series in Psychoanalysis)

    Author(s): R. Perelberg

    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2005
    (19MB)

  32. Psychoanalysis: Its Evolution and Development

    Author(s): M. Asch

    Year: 2008
    (11MB)

  33. Exhibitionism: Ideas in Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Brett Kahr

    Year: 1997
    (1MB)

  34. Freud: A Dictionary of Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Nandor Fodor, Frank Gaynor (editors)

    Year: 2004
    (14MB)

  35. Introducing Psychoanalysis: Essential Themes and Topics

    Author(s): Susan Budd

    Year: 2005
    (7MB)

  36. Psychoanalysis and the Future of Theory (Bucknell Lectures in Literary Theory)

    Author(s): Malcolm Bowie

    Year: 1993
    (4MB)

  37. Understanding Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Matthew Sharpe, Joanne Faulkner

    Publisher: Acumen, Year: 2008
    (4MB)

  38. Introducing Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Ivan Ward

    Publisher: Totem Books, Year: 1996
    (6MB)

  39. The Genealogy of Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Michel Henry

    Publisher: Stanford University Press, Year: 1993
    (14MB)

  40. Textbook of Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Glen O. Gabbard, Bonnie E. Litowitz, Paul Williams

    Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc., Year: 2011
    (45MB)

  41. Critical Essays on Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Stanley Rachman (Eds.)

    Year: 1963
    (4MB)

  42. The Language of Psychoanalysis

    Author(s): Jean-Bertrand Pontalis, Jean LaPlanche

    Series: Maresfield Library

    Publisher: Karnac Books, Year: 1996
    (75MB)

  43. Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought

    Author(s): Sutherland, J.D. Sutherland, Sylvia Payne

    Series: Maresfield Library

    Publisher: Karnac Books, Year: 1987
    (3MB)

  44. Approaching psychoanalysis : an introductory course

    Author(s): Smith, David Livingstone; Freud, Sigmund

    Publisher: Karnac Books, Year: 1999
    (11MB)

  45. Psychoanalysis and Cultural Theory: Thresholds: Thresholds

    Author(s): James Donald (eds.)

    Series: Communications and Culture

    Publisher: Macmillan Education UK, Year: 1991
    (21MB)

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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

The Cambridge Introduction to Virginia Woolf

Author(s): Jane Goldman
Series: Cambridge introductions to literature
Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2006

Virginia Woolf (Critical Heritage Series)

Author(s): Robin Majumdar, Allen McLaurin
Series: Critical Heritage
Publisher: Routledge, Year: 1997

Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader

Author(s): Anne E. Fernald
Year: 2006

Reading Virginia Woolf

Author(s): Julia Briggs
Year: 2006

Virginia Woolf (Authors in Context) (Oxford World’s Classics)

Author(s): Michael Whitworth
Year: 2005

Virginia Woolf: Lesbian Readings

Author(s): Eileen Barrett, Patricia Cramer
Series: Cutting Edge: Lesbian Life & Literature
Publisher: NYU Press, Year: 1997

Virginia Woolf

Author(s): Edward Bishop (auth.)
Series: Macmillan Modern Novelists
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK, Year: 1991

Virginia Woolf A Literary Life

Author(s): John Mepham (auth.)
Series: Macmillan Literary Lives
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 1991

A Companion to Virginia Woolf

Author(s): Jessica Schiff Berman (ed.)
Series: Blackwell companions to literature and culture
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Year: 2016

A Literature of Their Own: British Women Novelists from Brontë to Lessing

Author(s): Elaine Showalter
Publisher: Princeton University Press, Year: 1977

Feminism Ebooks Visit Literariness.org/Feminism (200 Ebooks)

  1. Feminism A Very Short Introduction

    Author(s): Margaret Walters
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 2005
    (3MB)

  2. Introducing Feminism

    Author(s): Cathia Jenainati
    Publisher: Totem Books, Year: 2003
    (7MB)

  3. Understanding Feminism

    Author(s): Peta Bowden; Jane Mummery
    Series: Understanding Movements in Modern Thought
    Year: 2009
    (4MB)

  4. Politics and Feminism

    Author(s): Barbara Arneil
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 1999
    (13MB)

  5. Why Feminism Matters: Feminism Lost and Found

    Author(s): Kath Woodward, Sophie Woodward
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2009
    (1MB)

  6. Feminism and Islamic Fundamentalism: The Limits of Postmodern Analysis

    Author(s): Hiadeh Moghissi
    Publisher: Zed Books, Year: 1999
    (7MB)

  7. Psychoanalysis and Feminism: A Radical Reassessment of Freudian Psychoanalysis
    (81MB)

    Author(s): Juliet Mitchell, Sangay K Mishra
    Publisher: Basic Books, Year: 2000

  8. Feminism (Short Histories of Big Ideas)

    Author(s): June Hannam
    Publisher: Longman, Year: 2006
    (1MB)

  9. The Cambridge Companion to Feminism in Philosophy

    Author(s): Miranda Fricker, Jennifer Hornsby
    Series: Cambridge Companions to Philosophy
    Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 2000
    (16MB)

  10. The Routledge Companion to Feminism and Postfeminism (Routledge Companions)

    Author(s): Sarah Gamble
    Series: Routledge Companions
    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2001
    (3MB)

  11. Feminism (Pocket Essential series)

    Author(s): Susan Osborne
    Year: 2001
    (1MB)

  12. Postfeminisms: Feminism, Cultural Theory and Cultural Forms

    Author(s): Ann Brooks
    Year: 1997
    (1MB)

  13. lack Women, Agency, and the New Black Feminism

    Author(s): Maria del Guadalupe Davidson
    Series: Routledge Research in Gender and Society
    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2017
    (3MB)

  14. Radical Feminism

    Author(s): Anne Koedt, Ellen Levine, Anita Rapone
    Publisher: Quadrangle Books, Year: 1973
    (102MB)

  15.  Radical Feminism Today

    Author(s): Denise Thompson
    Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd, Year: 2001
    (1MB)

  16. Feminism 

    Author(s): Lena Gemzöe
    Series: Bildas Ismer
    Publisher: Bilda Förlag & Idé, Year: 2002
    (3MB)

  17. Philosophy: Feminism

    Author(s): Carol Hay (ed.)
    Series: Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks
    Publisher: Macmillan Reference, Year: 2017
    (6MB)

  18. A Brief History of Feminism

    Author(s): Patu and Antje Schrupp
    Publisher: MIT Press, Year: 2017
    (7MB)

  19. A Companion to Gender Studies

    Author(s): Kobayashi, Audrey Lynn; Goldberg, David Theo; Essed, Philomena
    Series: Blackwell companions in cultural studies 8
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2009
    (61MB)

  20. Lesbian and Gay Studies

    Author(s): Jan Willem Duyvendak, Theo Sandfort, Judith Schuyf, Jeffrey Weeks
    Year: 2000
    (5MB)

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 

  1. Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)

    Author(s): Robert J. C. Young
    Series: Very Short Introductions
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA, Year: 2003
    (18 MB)

  2. Postcolonialism: An Historical Introduction

    Author(s): Robert J.C. Young
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2001
    (95 MB)

  3. A Companion to Postcolonial Studies
    Author(s): Henry Schwarz, Sangeeta Ray
    Series: Blackwell Companions in Cultural Studies
    Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell, Year: 2000
    (3 MB)
  4. Colonialism Postcolonialism (New Critical Idiom)

    Author(s): Ania Loomba
    Year: 1998
    (21MB)

  5. Geographies of Postcolonialism

    Author(s): Dr Joanne Sharp
    Publisher: Sage Publications Ltd, Year: 2008
    (3MB)

  6. Beginning Postcolonialism (Beginnings)

    Author(s): John McLeod
    Year: 2000
    (11MB)

  7. Understanding Postcolonialism (Understanding Movements in Modern Thought)

    Author(s): Jane Hiddleston Understanding Postcolonialism
    Year: 2009
    (10 MB)

  8. Postcolonialism: Theory, Practice or Process

    Author(s): Ato Quayson
    Year: 2000
    (38MB)

  9. Imperialism and Postcolonialism (History: Concepts, Theories and Practice)

    Author(s): Barbara Bush
    Publisher: Longman, Year: 2006
    (6MB)

  10. Spivak and Postcolonialism: Exploring Allegations of Textuality

    Author(s): Taoufiq Sakhkhane (auth.)
    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2012
    (1MB)

  11. Gayatri Chakravorty SpivakAuthor(s): Stephen Morton
    Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers
    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2003
  12. Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak: Live TheoryAuthor(s): Mark Sanders
    Publisher: Continuum, Year: 2006
  13. Subaltern StudiesAuthor(s): Ranajit Guha (Ed.)
    Publisher: Oxford University Press, Year: 1982
  14. Imagined Communities: Reflections on the Origin and Spread of NationalismAuthor(s): Benedict Anderson
    Publisher: Verso, Year: 1991
  15. Edward SaidAuthor(s): Bill Ashcroft, Pal Ahluwalia
    Series: Routledge Critical Thinkers
    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2001
  16. Edward SaidAuthor(s): H. Aram Veeser
    Series: Critical Thinkers
    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2010
  17. Edward Said and the Post-ColonialAuthor(s): Bill Ashcroft, Hussein Kadhim
    Publisher: Nova Science Pub Inc, Year: 2002

Visit Literariness.org/Postcolonialism for 41 Ebooks

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

  1. Ecocriticism (The New Critical Idiom)

    Author(s): Greg Garrard

    Series: The New Critical Idiom

    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2004
    (1MB)

  2. The Ecocriticism Reader: Landmarks in Literary Ecology

    Author(s): Cheryll Glotfelty, Harold Fromm

    Publisher: University of Georgia Press, Year: 1996
    (28MB)

  3. Ecocriticism and Early Modern English Literature: Green Pastures

    Author(s): Todd A. Borlik

    Series: Routledge Studies in Renaissance Literature and Culture

    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2010
    (9MB)

  4. Postcolonial ecocriticism : literature, animals, environment

    Author(s): Graham Huggan; Helen Tiffin

    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2010
    (2MB)

  5. Beyond Romantic Ecocriticism: Toward Urbanatural Roosting

    Author(s): Ashton Nichols

    Series: Nineteenth Century Major Lives and Letters

    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2011
    (8MB)

  6. Practical Ecocriticism: Literature, Biology, and the Environment

    Author(s): Glen A. Love

    Series: Under the Sign of Nature

    Publisher: University of Virginia Press, Year: 2003
    (2MB)

  7. Ecocriticism: Creating Self and Place in Environmental and American Indian Literatures

    Author(s): Donelle N. Dreese

    Series: American Indian Studies volume 15

    Publisher: Peter Lang Publishing, Year: 2002
    (2MB)

  8. Ecocriticism on the Edge: The Anthropocene as a Threshold Concept

    Author(s): Timothy Clark

    Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic, Year: 2015
    (4MB)

  9. Ecocriticism and the Idea of Culture: Biology and the Bildungsroman

    Author(s): Helena Feder

    Publisher: Ashgate Pub Co, Year: 2014
    (1MB)

  10. Beyond Romantic Ecocriticism: Toward Urbanatural Roosting

    Author(s): Ashton Nichols (auth.)

    Series: Nineteenth-Century Major Lives and Letters

    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2011
    (3MB)

  11. Teaching Ecocriticism and Green Cultural Studies

    Author(s): Greg Garrard (auth.)

    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2012
    (1MB)

  12. Ecocriticism and Geocriticism: Overlapping Territories in Environmental and Spatial Literary Studies

    Author(s): Robert T. Tally Jr, Christine M. Battista (eds.)

    Series: Geocriticism and Spatial Literary Studies

    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US, Year: 2016
    (3MB)

  13. Ecocriticism, Ecology, and the Cultures of Antiquity

    Author(s): Christopher Schliephake

    Series: Ecocritical Theory and Practice

    Publisher: Lexington Books, Year: 2016
    (27MB)

  14. International Perspectives in Feminist Ecocriticism

    Author(s): Greta Gaard, ‎Simon C. Estok, ‎Serpil Oppermann

    Series: Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2013
    (3MB)

  15. Plants in Contemporary Poetry: Ecocriticism and the Botanical Imagination

    Author(s): John Ryan

    Series: Perspectives on the Non-Human in Literature and Culture

    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2018
    (2MB)

  16. Material Ecocriticism

    Author(s): Serenella Iovino; Serpil Oppermann (eds.)

    Publisher: Indiana University Press, Year: 2014
    (9MB)

  17. Green Imperialism: Colonial Expansion, Tropical Island Edens and the Origins of Environmentalism, 1600-1860

    Author(s): Richard H. Grove

    Series: Studies in Environment and History

    Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Year: 1996
    (30MB)

  18. Ecofeminism

    Author(s): Mies, Maria; Salleh, Ariel; Shiva, Vandana

    Series: Critique influence change.

    Publisher: Zed Books, Year: 2014
    (62MB)

  19. Ecofeminism: Women, Culture, Nature

    Author(s): Karen J. Warren

    Publisher: Indiana University Press, Year: 1997
    (3MB)

  20. The Good-Natured Feminist: Ecofeminism and the Quest for Democracy

    Author(s): Catriona Sandilands

    Year: 1999
    (1MB)

  21. Ecofeminism and Globalization: Exploring Culture, Context, and Religion

    Author(s): Heather Eaton, Lois Ann Lorentzen

    Year: 2003
    (15MB)

  22. Ecofeminism (Ethics And Action)

    Author(s): Greta Gaard

    Year: 1993
    (17MB)

  23. Critical Animal Studies: An Introduction

    Author(s): Dawne McCance

    Publisher: State University of New York Press, Year: 2013
    (3MB)

  24. The Rise of Critical Animal Studies: From the Margins to the Centre

    Author(s): Nik Taylor, Richard Twine

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2014
    (2MB)

  25. Humans, Animals, and Society: An Introduction to Human-Animal Studies

    Author(s): Nik Taylor

    Publisher: Lantern Books, Year: 2013
    (1MB)

  26. Routledge Handbook of Human-animal Studies

    Author(s): Garry Marvin, Susan McHugh (eds.)

    Series: Routledge International Handbooks

    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2014
    (4MB)

  27. The Palgrave International Handbook of Animal Abuse Studies

    Author(s): Jennifer Maher, Harriet Pierpoint, Piers Beirne (eds.)

    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK, Year: 2017
    (5MB)

  28. Romantic Ecology: Wordsworth and The Environmental TraditionAuthor(s): Jonathan Bate
    Publisher: Routledge, Year: 1991
  29. Deep Ecology: Living as if Nature MatteredAuthor(s): Bill Devall; George Sessions
    Publisher: Gibbs Smith, Year: 2001For More Ebooks on Ecocriticism, Visit Literariness.org/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



University of Calicut M.A. English Literature Materials

Twentieth Century British Literature Post-1940 Scholarly Materials

University of Kannur M.A. English Literature Scholarly Materials

 

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