UNIT 1: What is literature?
Literature’s aim and scope
Literature and society
Literature and Belief
Art for Art’s Sake and Art for Life’s Sake
UNIT 2: Apollonian and Dionysian views, Romanticism and Classicism
Literature and the writer’s personality
UNIT 3: Poetry: its nature and function
Different forms: epic, sonnet, allegory, ballad, ode, lyrics etc. and their development
UNIT 4: Drama: its nature and function
Different forms of drama: Tragedy, Comedy, Verse drama
UNIT 5: One Act play, origin and development.
UNIT 6: Novel: its nature and function
Different forms of novel: Epistolary, Picaresque, Stream of Consciousness
UNIT 7: Criticism: its nature and function
UNIT 8: Different schools of Criticism: Classical, Romantic, Marxian, Psychological, Textual etc.