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|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Coordinator||Doctor Robbie Moore|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).
- 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.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
Weekly 2 hour seminar
|Assessment||Reading journal (40%)|Seminar Participation (10%)|Essay (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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