The aim of the course is to acquaint students with various theories of literature and traditional and modern methods of criticism.
The course starts with Plato and Aristotle and continues with the work on Chaucer’s, Sydney’s and Dryden’s theories of literature. We apply the traditional and modern theories to some of the works we have already learned.

Course Materials

1) WOLFREYS, Julian (2011) The English Literature Companion. Palgrave Macmillan

2) BRESSLER, Charles E. (2007) Literary Criticism: An Introduction to Literary Theory and Practice(4th ed). New Jersey: Pearson.

3) GUERIN, Wilfred L., LABOR, Earle G., MORGAN, Lee, WILLINGHAM, John R. (1979).  A Handbook of Critical Approaches to Literature. London: Harper and Row; (2nd edition)

4) BARRY, Peter. Beginning Theory. Manchester: United Press

5) MORAN, Berna (1994). Edebiyat  Kuramları ve Eleştiri. İstanbul: İletişim Yayınları