Quadrant 1: eContent

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Quadrant 2 : Video Resoure


To understand the views of Plato and Aristotle on theory of Mimesis and Art & Literature, view these videos.

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Quadrant 3 : Quiz


To understand the views of Plato and Aristotle on theory of Mimesis and Art & Literature, view this video.

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Quiz 2: Test your understanding Aristotle’s Poetics by attempting this quiz

Quadrant 4


Here is the list of web resources and books which can be referred for further reading and in-depth research analysis for those who are pursuing research studies like M.Phil and Ph.D.



  1. Abrams, M.H. Geoffrey Harpham. A Glossary of Literary Terms. Delhi: Akash Press, 2007.
  2. Aristotle. Poetics. Trans. S.H.Butcher. New York: Courier Dover Publications, 1997.
  3. Aristotle. Poetics. Trans.Samuel H. Butcher. Theory of Poetry and Fine Art. New York: Courier Dover Publications, 1951.
  4. Atkins, J.W.H. English Literary Criticism: 17th and 18th Centuries. Massachusetts: Methuen, 1966.
  5. Daiches, David. Critical Approaches to Literature. London: Prentice-Hall, 1956.
  6. Daiches, David. English Literature. California: University of California Press, 1968.
  7. Daiches, David. The Penguin Companion of English Literature. London: McGraw-Hill, 1971.
  8. Dixon, W. Macneile. Tragedy. London: Edward Arnold, 1938.
  9. Durham, W.H. Critical Essays of the Eighteenth Century. UK: Russell & Russell, 1961.
  10. Else, Gerard.. Aristotle's Poetics: The Argument. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1957.
  11. Habib, M.A.R. Modern Literary Theory and Criticism. Wiley-Blackwell. 2008
  12. Habib, M.A.R. A History of Literary Criticism and Theory: From Plato to the Present. Wiley-Blackwell. 2005
  13. Lucas, F.L. Tragedy: Serious Drama in Relation to Aristotle’s ‘Poetics’. New York: Vintage, 1928.
  14. Plato. Republic. Critical Theory Since Plato, Revised Edition. Ed. Hazard Adams. Orlando, Fla: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc., 1992.
  15. Scott-James, R.A. Personality in Literature. London: Xinware Corporation, 2007.
  16. Wellek, Rene. Stephen G. Nicholas. Concepts of Criticism. Connecticut: Yale University, 1963.
  17. Werner, Jaeger. Aristotle, 2nd ed.. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1948.
  18. Wimsatt, WK, Jr., and Cleanth Brooks. Literary Criticism: A Short History. New York: Knopf, 1957.

For further references and books click on this link: http://internettrash.com/users/bibliography/Aristotle%20Poetics.htm (if you want to purchase the books, click on the link and you will be directed to publishers’ website on online purchase.)