BAIntroduction to Literary Theory

Credit points: 3
Contact hours: 30
Type: Lectures


Lilijana Burcar, PhD

Course Description

Adoption of essential literary terms and concepts and their application to selected texts

Examination of different ways of treating and defining literature, the literary work of art and literary genre

Writing literary history, problems with periodisation, processes of canonisation

Discourse analysis of selected poetic and narrative fictional texts


Eagleton, T. 2002. Literary Theory: An Introduction. Oxford: Blackwell. Str.: 234.

Klarer, M. 1999. An Introduction to Literary Studies. London: Routledge. Str.: 166.

Mozetič, U. 2000. Problem pripovednega gledišča in žariščenja pri prevajanju proznih besedil. Razprave. Ljubljana: Znanstveni inštitut Filozofske fakultete. Str.: 105.

Roberts, P. D. 1991. How Poetry Works: the Elements of English Poetry. Harmondsworth: Penguin. Str.: 304.

Scholes, R., ed. 1981. Elements of Fiction: an Anthology. New York & Oxford: OUP. Str.: 998.



Grading scale of 6-10 (pass) and 1-5 (fail), in accordance with the Statutes of the University of Ljubljana and with the examination system of the Faculty of Arts.