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MEG-05 English Topics Covered

Block 1 - An Introduction

  • Unit 1 - Literature, Criticism and Theory
  • Unit 2 - Overview of Western Critical Thought
  • Unit 3 - Twentieth Century Developments
  • Unit 4 - The Function of Criticism
  • Unit 5 - Indian Aesthetics
  • Unit 6 - Resistance to Theory/How to Read a Reader

Block 2 - Classical Criticism

  • Unit 1 - Features of Classical Criticism
  • Unit 2 - Plato on Imitation and Art
  • Unit 3 - Aristotle’s Theory of Imitation
  • Unit 4 - Aristotle’s Theory of Tragedy-I
  • Unit 5 - Aristotle’s Theory of Tragedy-II
  • Unit 6 - Criticism as Dialogue

Block 3 - Romantic Criticism

  • Unit 1 - Romanticism
  • Unit 2 - Words Worth: Preface to the Lyrical Ballads
  • Unit 3 - Coleridge: Biographia Literaria
  • Unit 4 - P.B.Shelley: A Defiance of Poetry

Block 4 - New Criticism

  • Unit 1 - I.A.Richards
  • Unit 2 - T.S.Eliot
  • Unit 3 - F.R.Leavis
  • Unit 4 - John Crowe Ransom and Cleanth Brooks
  • Unit 5 - W.K.Wimsatt
  • Unit 6 - Conclusion

Block 5 - Marxist View of Literature

  • Unit 1 - Marxism and Literature
  • Unit 2 - Society and History: Marxist View
  • Unit 3 - Representing and Critiquing Society: Superstructures
  • Unit 4 - Commitment in Literature
  • Unit 5 - Autonomy in Literature
  • Unit 6 - Literature and Ideology

Block 6 - Feminist Theories

  • Unit 1 - Features of Feminist Criticism
  • Unit 2 - Mary Wollstonecraft: A Vindication of the Rights of woman
  • Unit 3 - Virginia Woolf: A Room of One’s Own
  • Unit 4 - Simone de Beauvoir: The Second Sex
  • Unit 5 - Elaine Showalter: ‘Feminist Criticism in the Wilderness’
  • Unit 6 - Feminist Concerns in India Today

Block 7 - Deconstruction

  • Unit 1 - Roots: New Criticism and Structuralism
  • Unit 2 - Beginning Deconstruction
  • Unit 3 - Implications
  • Unit 4 - Deconstructing Poetry
  • Unit 5 - Deconstructing Drama
  • Unit 6 - Re-Assessing Deconstruction

Block 8 - Contemporary Literary Theory

  • Unit 1 - Some Basic Issues
  • Unit 2 - Postmodernism: The Basics
  • Unit 3 - Psychoanalysis: Freud and Lacan
  • Unit 4 - Postcolonial Theory: Said, Spivak and Bhabha
  • Unit 5 - Beginnings of Cultural Studies and New Historicism
  • Unit 6 - Beginnings of Cultural Studies and New Historicism

Previous Year Solved Question Papers Included

MEG-05 English (Total-32, Solved-12, Unsolved-20)

  • June (2005-2020)
  • December (2005-2019)
  • February (2021)

MEG-05 Help Book Details

  • University IGNOU (Indira Gandhi National Open University)
  • Title Literary Criticism and Theory
  • Language(s) English
  • Code MEG-05
  • Subject English
  • Degree(s) MA
  • Course Core Courses (CC)
  • ISBN 978-93-81690-64-2 (English)
  • Author Gullybaba.com Panel
  • Publisher Gullybaba Publishing House Pvt. Ltd.