COURSE SUMMARY
Course Title: 
Methodology of Literary Studies and Humanities
Course Code: 
18ELL311
Year Taught: 
2019
Semester: 
6
Degree: 
Integrated Degree
School: 
School of Arts and Sciences
Campus: 
Mysuru

'Methodology of Literary Studies and Humanities' is a course offered in Sixth Semester of B. A. (Bachelor of Arts) English Language and Literature program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

To introduce students to the basic methodology of literary studies and Humanities.

Unit 1

Literary studies and humanities-differences between natural, social and human sciencesfacts and interpretation-cannon formation.

Unit 2

Literary analysis-approaches-Formalism-New Criticism-Close Reading Structuralism - Post Structuralism - Deconstruction-Reader-Response Psycho analysis.

Unit 3

Problems and issues in literature-marginalisation-identity and representation-feminism-gender and sexuality-ethnicity-orality-subalternity.

Unit 4

Literary scholarship-linguistics – textual criticism literary history - literary criticism.

Unit 5

Contemporary approaches to literary studies – Culture Studies and Cultural Studies – Popular Culture - New Historicism/Cultural Materialism-Postmodernism-Postcolonialism-Ecocriticism Ecofeminism.

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