Literary theory is an “organon of methods”. Discuss this statement.

Task: To present a theory/critical approach, its accomplishments and limitations, using primary texts from the course reader; to assess its merits with the help of secondary sources and your own independent critical thinking.

NB. You are not allowed to write your essay about any of the “key thinkers” (see the syllabus), although you can refer to their work or to the influence it had on other theorists.