Introduction to Criticism and Theory (ONLINE)

Introduction to Criticism and Theory (ONLINE)

Course dates:
19 July, 2021 to 30 July, 2021
Social Sciences
Application deadline:
Tuesday, 1 June, 2021
Tallinn University
Tallinn, Estonia

General information

This course will provide students with a basic foundation of the vast fields of literary and cultural criticism and theory, with an emphasis on the most prominent figures and ideas from twentieth-century to today. Using both literature and film as source materials, students will look closely at how our societies operate and the roles that art and text play in shaping our understandings of the world. Through teacher-led readings, viewings, and discussions, students will enhance their critical thinking skills as well as gain experience in developing their own points of view on a variety of abstract concepts and issues that surround our lives.

Students from any educational background will be able to benefit from this course but it is most likely to be of interest to those who have some experience in and knowledge of art, philosophy, politics, or literature.


Tallinn Summer School arranges accommodation for foreign participants at student dormitory (5-minutes walk from the university, double and triple rooms)


Online registration form on the website

ECTS accreditation

The course gives 3 ECTS

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