General Introduction- What is Criticism?
Nature and Function Definitions.
Introduction to Aristotle, Longinus, Horace-basic concepts.
Renaissance and Neo-classical Criticism-Sir Philip Sidney-‘Defence of Poetry’-Basic precepts of Dryden, Pope and Dr.Johnson in criticism.
Romantic and Victorian Criticism - Wordsworth - ‘Preface to Lyrical Ballads’- Coleridge-‘BiographiaLiteraria’ (Chapter XIV)-Matthew Arnold - ‘The Function of Criticism in the Present Time’.
Modern Criticism-Eliot and Modernism-‘Tradition and Individual Talent’- I.A.Richards-‘Practical Criticism’-F R Leavis “Poetry and the Modern World”