The Methodology of American Literary Criticism
(Az amerikai irodalomkritika módszertana) in spring 2015
, Thu 11:30–13:00
seminar, 30 h/term; strong prereq: BMA-AMED-300 301
description & set texts
This is an introduction to the methodology of literature criticism, where we focus on
(i) the critical reading and writing strategies (annotating, previewing, outlining, summarizing, paraphrasing, synthesizing, questioning, contextualizing, etc.),
(ii) how to make critical claims and use these claims to structure one’s critical thinking,
(iii) how to “unpack” a critical-theoretical text and adopt the points unpacked there to one’s own thinking,
(iv) how to research theoretical concepts and present them in teams.
requirements & assessment
Grades will be based on the individual presentations, class participation, and the team projects.