Course Code: MR412 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
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.