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E491 TRADITIONS OF LITERARY CRITICISM, CAL STATE FULLERTON FALL 2003

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Note: all links have been removed from this archival copy, but the author questions (bundled according to subject/period) and study guides referenced below can be found in relevant sections of the Resource Gallery. Instructions pages for journals, presentations, etc. were similar to those available in my current courses. MP3 audio of class sessions for selected courses is still available in the Audio Archive. My blog entries for most courses are available from the Blogs Index.


Required Texts (Titan Bookstore)

Leitch, Vincent B., ed. The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism. New York: Norton, 2001. ISBN: 0393974294.


Course Policies. Please review this information early in the semester.

Term Paper. (Rough draft due Nov. 13, I'll return it by Dec. 4; final draft 5-7 pages due on day of final exam, Dec. 18th.)

Journal Instructions. (Journals due in class Thursday of Weeks 3, 5, 7, 10, 13, and 16. You may email them by the end of those evenings, if necessary.

Criticism/Theory Resources: Voice of the Shuttle | Johns Hopkins Guide | Sokal's Hoax | Teachers Web, Study Guides.

General: College Success | 4 Theory Coordinates | Sample Paper | Grammar Guide | Essay- Writing Guide | Citing Sources | Analyzing Texts | Editing Drafts | Plagiphrasing | Bad English | Rubric | Links | Neoclassicism and Romanticism | Restoration and C18 | Organic Metaphor | Romantic Nature | Victorian Intro. | Marx Intro.

Questions: Plato | Aristotle | Horace | Longinus | Quintilian | Augustine | Aquinas | Dante | Maimonides | Sidney | Corneille | Dryden | Pope | Johnson | Hume | Kant | Schiller | Hegel | Wordsworth | Coleridge | Shelley | Marx- Engels | Arnold | Baudelaire | Pater | Mallarme | Nietzsche


WEEK 1

SCHEDULE: WE WILL DISCUSS THE FOLLOWING WORKS ON THE DATES INDICATED

(All titles refer to The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism, ed. Vincent Leitch)

Tu. 08/26. Introduction to Course.

Th. 08/28. Plato. Ion (33-48).

WEEK 2

Tu. 09/02. Plato. The Republic, Books II, III, VII, X (49-81).

Th. 09/04. Plato and Aristotle. Plato's Phaedrus (81-86). Aristotle's The Poetics (86-117).

WEEK 3

Tu. 09/09. Aristotle. The Poetics (86-117).

Th. 09/11. Horace. Ars Poetica (121-35). Journal Set 1 due.

WEEK 4

Tu. 09/16. Longinus. From On the Sublime (135-55).

Th. 09/18. Quintilian. From Institutio Oratoria (155-71).

WEEK 5

Tu. 09/23. Saint Augustine, Saint Thomas Aquinas, Dante Alighieri. Augustine's On Christian Doctrine (185-92) and The Trinity (192-96). Aquinas' Summa Theologica (240-46). From Dante's Il Convivio (246-50), from "The Letter to Can Grande" (251-52).

Th. 09/25. Moses Maimonides. The Guide of the Perplexed (211-226). Journal Set 2 due.

WEEK 6

Tu. 09/30. Sir Philip Sidney. "An Apology for Poetry" (326-40, 348-50).

Th. 10/02. Pierre Corneille and John Dryden. Corneille's "Of the Three Unities of Action, Time, and Place" (363-79); Dryden's "An Essay of Dramatic Poesy" (379-83).

WEEK 7

Tu. 10/07. Alexander Pope. "An Essay on Criticism" (438-58).

Th. 10/09. Samuel Johnson. The Rambler No. 4 "On Fiction" (458-66); from Rasselas (466-68); "Preface to Shakespeare" (468-80). Journal Set 3 due.

WEEK 8

Tu. 10/14. David Hume. "Of the Standard of Taste" (483-99).

Th. 10/16. Immanuel Kan

Th. Critique of Judgment, Bk I: "Analytic of the Beautiful" (499-518).

WEEK 9

Tu. 10/21. Immanuel Kan

Th. Critique of Judgment, Bk II: "Analytic of the Sublime" (519-36).

Th. 10/23. Friedrich von Schiller. From Letters on the Aesthetic Education of Man: Letters 2, 6, 9 (571-82).

WEEK 10

Tu. 10/28. Georg Hegel. "The Master-Slave Dialectic" from Phenomenology of Spirit (626-36).

Th. 10/30. Georg Hegel. "Introduction from Lectures on Fine Art (636-45). Journal Set 4 due.

WEEK 11

Tu. 11/04. William Wordswor

Th. "Preface to Lyrical Ballads, 1802" (645-68).

Th. 11/06. William Wordswor

Th. "Preface to Lyrical Ballads, 1802" (645-68).

WEEK 12

Tu. 11/11. Samuel Taylor Coleridge. From The Statesman's Manual (668-74), from Biographia Literaria (674-82).

Th. 11/13. Percy Bysshe Shelley. "A Defense of Poetry" (695-717). Paper Rough Draft due.

WEEK 13

Tu. 11/18. Marx/Engels. From The German Ideology (767-69); from Grundrisse (773-74); "Preface to A Contribution..." (774-76).

Th. 11/20. Matthew Arnold. "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time" (802-25). Journal Set 5 due.

WEEK 14

Tu. 11/25. Thanksgiving Holiday Recess.

Th. 11/27. Thanksgiving Holiday Recess.

WEEK 15

Tu. 12/02. Charles Baudelaire. From The Painter of Modern Life (789-802).

Th. 12/04. Walter Pater and Stephane Mallarme. Pater's The Renaissance (833-41). Mallarme's "Crisis in Poetry" (841-51).

WEEK 16

Tu. 12/09. Friedrich Nietzsche. "On Truth and Lying in a Non-Moral Sense" (870-884).

Th. 12/11. Friedrich Nietzsche. From The Birth of Tragedy (885-95). Journal Set 6 due.

FINAL EXAM

Th. 12/18. 2:30-4:20, usual location. Cumulative final exam will be open-note, open-book, short-paragraph and essay-based. Paper Final Draft due.


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