Units of Study

ENGL1009 - Reading English Texts

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Barry Spurr

Description

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.

Assessments

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

Classes

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

 Monday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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 Wednesday

  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm

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