CR100A Syllabus, UC Irvine Winter 1996
SYLLABUS FOR CR100A: LITERARY THEORY AND CRITICISM, UC IRVINE WINTER 1996

Professor: Albert Wlecke; Assistant: Al Drake.

Note: Students are responsible on all course examinations for the content of the lectures as well as for answers to the Reading Questions and designated Discussion Questions.

(Page references are to revised Adams Anthology Critical Theory Since Plato.)

Week 1 (January 8-12)

Plato: "Ion," pp. 12-18. From The Republic, pp. 18-38.

Week 2 (January 15-19)

Holiday: Jan. 15

Aristotle: Poetics, pp. 50-66.

Week 3 (January 22-26)

Horace: "Art of Poetry," pp. 68-74.

Sidney: "An Apology for Poetry," pp. 143-162.

Week 4 (January 29 -- February 2)

Monday, Jan. 29: First Quiz

Pope: "An Essay on Criticism," pp. 274-282.

Johnson: "On Fiction," pp. 317-319. From Rasselas, pp. 319-320.

Week 5 (February 5-9)

Johnson: "Preface to Shakespeare," pp. 320-327.

Wordsworth: "Preface to Lyrical Ballads," pp. 437-446.

Week 6 (February 12-16)

Wordsworth: "Preface to Lyrical Ballads."

Coleridge: "Shakespeare's Judgment Equal to his Genius," pp. 469-471. From The Statesman's Manual, p. 476. From Biographia Literaria, pp. 476-480.

Week 7 (February 19-23)

Holiday: February 19

Arnold: "Preface to the 1853 Edition of Poems," pp. 586-592. "The Function of Criticism at the Present Time," pp. 592-603.

Week 8 (February 26 -- March 1)

Monday, February 27: Second Quiz

Marx: as excerpted in Adams Anthology, pp. 625-627.

Freud: "Creative Writers and Daydreaming," pp. 712-716.

Week 9 (March 4-8)

Brooks: "The Heresy of Paraphrase," pp. 961-968. "Irony as a Principle of Structure," pp. 968-974.

Week 10 (March 11-15)

Review Sessions.

Final: March 18, 10:30-12:30.