Units of Study

ENGL3655 - The Literary in Theory

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kate Lilley


This unit will introduce students to significant movements in modern and contemporary literary theory to think about what It means to speak of the literary. The unit of study begins by examining the question of "literariness" through its exposition and defence by a number of scholars. We will pursue the applications of their arguments through a selection of theoretical models, including queer and gender theory, psychoanalysis, and race theory, to consider the cultural and ideological work imaginative literature undertakes.


1x2000wd seminar presentation of research proposal (30%), 1x4000wd research essay (70%)


1x2-hr seminar/week


Credit or above in 18 Senior credit points from English

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