Semester: Fall 

Course Name: Criticism- I                                                                                   Couse Code: ENG-326

Class: BS English, Semester V                                                                           Credit Hours: 03

Class Schedule:  Wednesday & Thursday: 02:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Instructor: Rashid Behram Khan  (rashidbehram@gmail.com)

 

Introduction and Objectives:

The course traces the history of literary criticism in English literature from the Greek critics and theorists to the time of Romanticism. The study of Aristotle and Longinus who came to second life in the 16th century England helps us see that the roots of critical thought in English literature lie in the ancient Greeks. The views of the English critics from Sidney to Wordsworth and Coleridge provide landmarks in the development of critical ideas about art and literature. This course particularly aims at equipping the students with the tools of criticism and providing them skills to critically evaluate the works of art as mature critics.

Course Contents: 

  1. The Poetics by Aristotle
  2. An Apology for Poetry by Philip Sidney
  3. Preface to Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth 
  4. Biographia Literaria (Chapters XVII and XVIII) by S. T. Coleridge 

Course Material:

Textbook:

  1. The Poetics by Aristotle
  2. An Apology for Poetry by Philip Sidney
  3. Preface to Lyrical Ballads by William Wordsworth 
  4. Biographia Literaria (Chapters XVII and XVIII) by S. T. Coleridge 

Relevant Research Papers and Notes (provided in soft form, printable)

Assessment Criteria:

Mid Term exam: 30

Sessional: 20

Final Term exam:  50

Course Material