This unit is a prerequisite for English Honours.
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.
|Unit name||Literary Theory|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Dr. Hannah Stark
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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- 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.
25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
Five contact hours fortnightly (13 wks)
Task 1: Reading Journal (40%)
Task 2: Workshop/Seminar Participation (10%)
Task 3: Theoretical Framework Essay (50%)
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