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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 - Poetics Philip Sidney - Apologie for Poetrie Unit 2 John Dryden - Essay on Dramatic Poesie Samuel Johnson - Preface to Shakespeare Unit 3 Willam Wordsworth - Preface to Lyrical Ballads Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Biographia Literaria Chapter XIII ( Discussion on Fancy and Imagination ) and Chapter XIV( The poet in ideal perfection … P. B. Shelley - Defence of Poetry Unit 4 Mathew Arnold - The Study of Poetry T. S. Eliot - Tradition and Individual Talent I. A. Richards - Four Kinds of Meaning Unit 5 Tolkappiyar - On Diction & Syntax (Trans. S. Illakuvanar Bharata - Theories of Rasa Anandhavardana - Dhvanyaloka (Trans. K. Krishnamoorthy) Recommended Reading Devy, G.N. ed. Indian Literary Criticism: Theory & Interpretation.

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