Principles of Literary Analysis: Basic Concepts

Senior Assist. Prof. Dr Asparuh Asparuhov
Lectures: 30
Seminars: 30
ECTS credits: 6

The course aims to introduce students to some of the basic principles and methods of literary analysis. It will follow the lecture + seminar format, which will leave room for both theoretical groundwork and workshop-type application of analytical approaches to literature. The texts selected will invite a number of different approaches including close reading, critical theory, context-based and cultural interpretations. Students will be expected to participate actively in the learning process which will require continuous assessment of written work. Individual and group projects will be announced in a timely fashion. Students are not expected to have any previous training in literary analysis but enthusiasm and discipline is essential as the tasks will follow a logical sequence of increasing sophistication. Language of instruction: English.

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