The Literary in Theory (ENGL3655)
UNIT OF STUDY
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.
Further unit of study information
1x2000wd Seminar presentation of research proposal (30%), 1x4000wd Research essay (70%)
Faculty/department permission required?
Unit of study rules
Prerequisites and assumed knowledge
18 Senior credit points from English or Australian Literature
Study this unit outside a degree
If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.
If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.