Is literary criticism a defensible component of the secondary English curriculum?

Kelly, Ursula Anne Margaret (1982) Is literary criticism a defensible component of the secondary English curriculum? Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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Abstract

This thesis attempts to determine the place of literary criticism in a secondary English curriculum. The functions of literature in a curriculum are examined and literary criticism is shown to be of vital importance to the satisfactory fulfillment of these functions. Criticism is seen as an essential component in the study and teaching of literature, especially in view of the many and varied forces affecting contemporary society. -- On the basis of a comparative analysis of the secondary English curricula of Ontario and Newfoundland and an examination of current literary theory, it would appear obvious that literary criticism demands a sharper focus and a higher priority than it currently receives in the Newfoundland curriculum. Renewed attention to literary criticism in the curriculum should reflect the soundest reasoning found in current literary theory.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/7803
Item ID: 7803
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 42-50.
Department(s): Education, Faculty of
Date: 1982
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: English literature--Study and teaching (Secondary); Criticism--Study and teaching (Secondary);

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