Critical Methods 1, 2

  1. The course examines methodology of literary study as a discipline, the basic critical approaches such as positivism, Russian formalism, Mikhail Bakhtine’s dialogism. The course offers a typology of different methodological approaches in literary studies and promotes the principle of methodological pluralism.
  2. The course examines the main principles of the psychoanalytical/feminist approach and their interpretative application to selected literary texts (case studies).