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Post Graduate Diploma in Translation Studies
UNIT 422-1: INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY LITERARY THEORIES
422.1.0: AIMS, OBJECTIVES & STRUCTURE
Since there are numerous theoretical positions taken by different literary theoreticians, and because it is not possible to discuss all those positions, this unit will only briefly introduce you to some of the major theoretical options, leaving to the subsequent units to discuss the important literary terms and concepts and to link up with the main theme of this course, viz. literary translation.
422.1.1. Introduction: Many approaches
422.1.2. Literary Theory
422.1.2.1. Generalia
422.1.2.2. Literary criticism and space
422.1.3. Literary Historiography
422.1.3.1. The Beginning
422.1.3.2. The 19th Century Response: Elitism and its consequences
422.1.3.3. Rewriting histories
422.1.3.4. Art and Literature: Loss of the Indigeneous
422.1.4. Literary Studies: Different Approaches
422.1.4.1. Moral approach
422.1.4.2. Psychological approach
422.1.4.3. Sociological approach
422.1.4.4. Formalistic approach
422.1.4.5. Archetypical approach
422.1.5. The 20th century reawakening: A search for the roots
422.1.5.1. Uttar-aadhunikataa: A contemporary literary position in response to European postmodernism
422.1.5.2. The board characteristics
422.1.5.3. The etymology
422.1.5.4. A synthesis of different literary positions
422.1.5.4.1. Anticipation
422.1.5.4.2. Relating oneself to other time and space
422.1.5.4.3. Textual integrity
422.1.5.5. Theoretical positions based on ideas of structuralism and semiotics
422.1.5.5.1. Inter-textuality
422.1.5.5.2. Modernism and modernity
422.1.5.5.3. The Matrix position
422.1.6. The criticism of the Subaltern: The Deconstructionists
422.1.7. Summary
422.1.8. References
422.1.9. Further Readings
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