Courses & Units

Literary Theory HEN301

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This unit is a prerequisite for English Honours.

Introduction

This unit examines the development of literary theory from the middle of the twentieth century to the present. It aims to provide students with the skills to read theory critically and to develop informed arguments in response to critical, literary and/or filmic texts. The unit focuses on a range of approaches to reading texts that may include structuralism, Marxism, feminism, post-structuralism, psychoanalysis, postmodernism and queer theory.

Summary

Unit name Literary Theory
Unit code HEN301
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator Doctor Robbie Moore
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced

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Learning Outcomes

  • demonstrate and apply knowledge of key topics in literary theory.
  • Evaluate and critique the relevance and effectiveness of theoretical models for reading a range of texts through a. analysis of theoretical texts; and b. analysis of fictional texts with reference to theory
  • communicate effectively through written and verbal english in a variety of settings.
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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 credit points at Introductory level or higher

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Weekly 2 hour seminar

AssessmentReading journal (40%)|Seminar Participation (10%)|Essay (50%)
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Textbooks

Required

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