Introduction to Theory of Literature
Yale,, Spring 2009 , Prof. Paul H. Fry
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Introduction - Ways In and Out of the Hermeneutic Circle - Configurative Reading - The Idea of the Autonomous Artwork - The New Criticism and Other Western Formalisms - Russian Formalism - Semiotics and Structuralism - Linguistics and Literature - Deconstruction - Freud and Fiction - Jacques Lacan in Theory - Influence - The Postmodern Psyche - The Social Permeability of Reader and Text - The Frankfurt School of Critical Theory - The Political Unconscious - The New Historicism - The Classical Feminist Tradition - African-American Criticism - Post-Colonial Criticism - Queer Theory and Gender Performativity - The Institutional Construction of Literary Study - The End of Theory?; Neo-Pragmatism - Reflections; Who Doesn't Hate Theory Now?
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Introduction to Theory of Literature (ENGL 300)
In this lecture, Professor Paul Fry explores the works of major Russian formalists reviewed in an essay by Boris Eikhenbaum. He begins by distinguishing Russian formalism from hermeneutics. Eikhenbaums dependency on core ideas of Marxist and Darwinian philosophies of struggle and evolution is explained. Formalisms scientific language and methodical aspirations are discussed. Crucial formalist distinctions between plot and story, practical and poetic language, and literature and literariness are clarified.
0000 - Chapter 1. Introduction to the Russian Formalist Tradition
0922 - Chapter 2. Boris Eikhenbaum
2002 - Chapter 3. Criticism of Perception Defamiliarization
2451 - Chapter 4. Poetic Language and Practical Language
3030 - Chapter 5. Device as a Function
3536 - Chapter 6. Plot and Story
4125 - Chapter 7. The Literary as Historiography
Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website httpopen.yale.educourses
This course was recorded in Spring 2009.
Sep 12, 2018
Excellent course helped me understand topic that i couldn't while attendinfg my college.
March 29, 2019
Great course. Thank you very much.