Reading English Texts (ENGL1009)


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.

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


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

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