Course Code: MR412 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2022-2023
Domain: Philology - Masters • Field of study: Romanian literature and culture in European context
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: No Erasmus+ Language
Name of lecturer: Gabriela Chiciudean
Seminar tutor: Gabriela Chiciudean
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8

Course aims:

The course aims to develop research abilities and operating abilities for the literary criticism

Course Entry Requirements:

N/A Bachelor’s degree

Course contents:

1. Theory: philosophy – philosophy of art – estetics – theory of arts – art history and criticism. 2. Literary criticism as theoretical discipline 3. Literary creation. The Rider 4. Tendencies in the literary criticism: Russian formalism 5. New criticism 6. Phenomenology 7. Structuralism. 8. Post-structuralism - The Deconstructivism 9. Literary psychology 10. Psychoanalyse/ thematical interpretation/ 11. Archetipology 12. Hermeneutics 13. Sociology 14. The Science of Imaginary

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification

Learning outcomes:

Initiating students into the contemporary problems of the poetics and literary criticism, developing a debate in three different directions: structure, specificity and the efficiency of the theoretical approach; the contemporary meaning of the concepts in estetics, literary theory and criticism; tendencies in methodology

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 50%; continuous assessment – 50%

Recommended reading:

Murray Krieger, Teoria criticii. Tradiţie şi sistem (The Theory of Criticism. A Tradition and Its System), Editura Univers , Bucureşti , 1982 , x
I.A. Richards, Principii ale criticii literare (Principles of Literary Criticism), Editura Univers , Bucureşti , 1974 , x
Mikel Dufrenne, Fenomenologia experienţei estetice (The Phenomenology of Aestetic Experience), Editura Meridiane , Bucureşti, , 1976 , x
Mircea Braga, Teorie şi metodă (Theory and Method), Editura Imago , Sibiu , 2000 , x