Course Code: RE121 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: Language and literature • Field of study: Romanian Language and Literature - English Language and Literature
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: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 3

Course aims:

A good knowledge and understanding of the theory of literature applied on various literary texts.

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

1. I. Meanings for the concept of literature a) general approach – the sociologic perspective; 2. b) literature as mimesis – the poetics of Aristotel; 3. c) literature as expression of subjectivity – romantic poetry; 4. d) the rhetoric notion of literature; 5. e) meta literature; 6. f) the receptivity of literature (the estetics of receptivity). 7. II. Literature as system: a) history of literature (approaches): organic approach, biographical approach, positive approach, immanent approach 8. b) poetics (approaches): legislative poetics ; descriptive poetics; 9. c) stylistics (approaches): the style as expression of subjectivity; the stylistic of the text; 10. d) rhetoric (approaches): classical rhetoric; modern rhetoric (neo-rhetoric); 11. e) the psychology of literature: classical approach; the literary psychoanalyze (psycho critique) 12. III. literacy skills 13. IV. The mode of existence of literary work: a) Russian formalism school; 14. b) structuralism, poststructuralism

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

Teaching students the elements of the theory of literature: concepts of literature and metamorphose; b). poetics: legislative and descriptive; c) stylistics: the author and the text; d). rhetoric: evolution, the significance of elocution; e). the history of literature; f). literary critique; g) the psychology of literature. Practical use of the theoretical part of the course on various literary texts.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

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

Recommended reading:

Gabriela Duda, Introducere în teoria literaturii (Introduction to Literary Theory), Editura All, București, 2008, x.
Irina Petraș, Teoria literaturii. Dictionar – Antologie (Literary Theory, Dictionary - Anthology), Editura Didactică și Pedagogică, București, 2009, x.
R. Wellek, A. Warren, Teoria literaturii (Literary Theory), E.P.L., Bucureşti, 1967, x.