Units of Study

ENGL3655 - The Literary in Theory

Semester 2, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Bruce Gardiner
Phone: +61 2 9351 6857
Email: bruce.gardiner@sydney.edu.au


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


18 senior credit points from English or Australian Literature

Please Note: This timetable is a draft timetable and subject to change.


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm






  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





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