LITERARY CRITICISM Objectives of the Course:To introduce students to Literary Criticism and its relevance to Literature.To acquaint students with critical writing by making them study canonical texts from representative ages.To give them an opportunity to familiarize themselves with critical perspectives and terminology.Unit 1 Aristotle- PoeticsPhilip Sidney- Apologie for PoetrieUnit 2John Dryden- Essay on Dramatic PoesieSamuel Johnson- Preface to ShakespeareUnit 3Willam Wordsworth- Preface to Lyrical BalladsSamuel Taylor Coleridge- Biographia LiterariaChapter XIII(Discussion onFancy and Imagination)andChapter XIV(The poet in ideal perfection …P. B. Shelley- Defence of PoetryUnit 4Mathew Arnold- The Study of PoetryT. S. Eliot- Tradition and Individual TalentI. A. Richards- Four Kinds of MeaningUnit5Tolkappiyar- On Diction & Syntax (Trans. S. IllakuvanarBharata- Theories of RasaAnandhavardana- Dhvanyaloka (Trans. K. Krishnamoorthy)Recommended ReadingDevy, G.N. ed. Indian Literary Criticism: Theory & Interpretation.