Literary Theory: An Introduction (ENGL2605)

UNIT OF STUDY

This unit approaches literary theory and criticism as such in three ways, synoptically, historically, and polemically. First, a generous sampling of kinds of theory and criticism establishes the ambit of the field. Second, a more concentrated sampling explores the history and importance of a particular period or mode of theory and criticism. Third, another such sampling evaluates the nature and significance of a matter of current theoretical and critical controversy.

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Classes

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

Assessment

1x750wd critical analysis assignment (17%), 1x1500wd assignment (33%), 1x2250wd essay (50%)

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No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

(12 junior credit points from English) or (6 junior credit points from English and AMST1001)

Prohibitions

ENGL3962, ASLT3602, ENGL3910, ENGL3920

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