GHLS 702: Theories of Literary Criticism


The course deals with theoretical issues and perspectives of literary criticisms. It is aimed at equipping students with in-depth knowledge, tools and methods of evaluating, interpreting, identifying and categorising literary materials into forms based on thematic domains, periods of writing and literary devices used. The course examines literary theories like romanticism, realism, formalism and structuralism. Students will present a critique of some literary works in the Ghanaian languages using the above theories. The course will examine various forms of criticism such as psychological, biographical, sociological, mythological, cultural and feminist criticisms.