Units of Study

ENGL1009 - Reading English Texts

Semester 1, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr Lawrence Warner


Interpretation of texts is the central concern of this unit. Key questions will include: what is 'reading'? What is a 'text'? What might the aims of interpretation be? Topic areas will include an introduction to the history of reading, the role of grammar in interpretation, the importance of the medium of the text (from medieval manuscripts to electronic books) and the role of literary theory. Authors will range from Chaucer and Shakespeare to the present day.


1x1000wd close reading assignment (20%), 1x1500wd
essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (30%), tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

A timetable is not available for this session.
Please refer to the list of Units of Study on the left-hand menu to view the units on offer for the relevant academic year.

The information displayed above is indicative only as online information is subject to change without notice. The Faculty Handbook and the University of Sydney Calendar are the official legal source of information relating to study at the University of Sydney

The following units are co-taught with other Departments