Semester: Fall 

Course Name: Criticism- III                                                                                 Couse Code: ENG-430

Class: BS English, Semester VII                                                                          Credit Hours: 03

Class Schedule: 

Regular Class: Monday & Tuesday: 11:30 am - 01:00 pm

Self Support Class: Monday & Tuesday: 02:30 pm - 04:00 pm

Instructor: Rashid Behram Khan  (


Introduction and Objectives:

The aim of this course is to introduce the trends of criticism in 19th and 20th century. The works of representative critics have been prescribed for the understanding of the dominant parameters in the critical theory of the respective centuries. The course especially focuses on the aspects of practical criticism for the training of the students.

Course Contents: 

  1. Russian Formalism
  2. New Criticism
  3. Structuralism
  4. Psychoanalytical criticism
  5. Marxism 
  6. Reader response criticism 
  7. Post Structuralism
  8. Deconstruction
  9. Feminism
  10. New historicism
  11. Modernism
  12. Post Modernism
  13. Post-colonialism

Course Material:


  1. Literary Theory by David Carter
  2. Literary Theory- An Introduction by Terry Eagleton

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

Assessment Criteria:

Mid Term exam: 30

Sessional: 20

Final Term exam:  50

Course Material