Within the scope of this course, the students will learn about the fundamental approaches to literature and various forms of literary criticism. They will learn about and will be able to interpret the relationship between form and content in a literary work and the relationship between a work of literature, the inner world of the author and society through various examples from Turkish and world literature. The students will be expected to read and compare Reşat Nuri Güntekin’s Çalıkuşu (The Autobiography of a Turkish Girl) and Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre by the end of the semester.