This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 783
  • Course:
  • Semester: I
  • Title: The Frankfurt School of Literary Theory and Criticism
  • Stream: English
  • This course will be a study of literary criticism that was inspired by the Frankfurt school from the latter half of the twentieth century to the present. The objective of this course is to familiarize students with debates on modernism that center on some of the major poets and writers of the period. The study will include an overview of the Frankfurt school and its crucial contribution to questions of literary form, particularly in its relationship to Marxism and post-structuralism. We will, in the course of this study, look at the different historical and conceptual frameworks that specific literary critics deployed and constituted through their readings of poets and novelists.