Literary Theory: English Literature
What you'll learn
- In this course, you will first learn major theoretical ways of critical reading and then learn to apply them.
- You will also learn about major schools of theory.
- You will learn to tell one theory apart from others.
- You will learn basic theory vocabularies.
- You should be interested in viewing/ reading the course materials and should be willing to practice what you learn.
Designed for students and beginning scholars of English Literature, this course will introduce you to major schools of thought in English literary theory and literary analysis. I have kept the materials to the very basics of literary theory, but if you feel the need I can always enhance the level of complexity of the course.
Please also note that at the bottom of the course syllabus page, I have added additional materials that link to my YouTube channel. These materials are not required for the course but you are likely to expand your knowledge if you spend some time watching these additional video resources.
Besides the video lectures, the course includes textual resources, links to longer and more detailed videos, and links to the resources on my website. I am also open to any suggestions that you might have and would incorporate them as and when I revise this course. So, please feel free to reach out to me through the course messaging system with your questions, queries, and suggestions.
What You Will learn in This Course:
1. All major approaches to English literary theory and analysis.
2. How to read texts critically and how to understand literature from various theoretical perspective.
Who this course is for:
- This course is ideally suited for undergraduate English and humanities majors and minors and anyone else interested in developing their critical reading and analysis skills.
I am a former Associate Professor of Postcolonial Literary Studies with twenty years of experience of teaching graduate and undergraduate courses at three US research universities.
When you take any of my courses, be assured that the courses contain materials created by an expert!
I have authored several books and also share my educational expertise internationally through webinars, public talks, and through my YouTube Channel on Postcolonialism. I welcome all suggestions for improving the courses. Please never hesitate to contact me!
PhD. in English, Florida State
Masters in English, Belmont University
Bachelors in English, Belmont University
Diploma, Japanese Language, NUML, Pakistan
ISIS: Ideology, Symbolics and Counter Narratives, Routledge, 2019.
The Religious Right and the Talibanization of America, Palgrave, 2016.
Constructing Pakistan, Oxford, 2010.