Approaches to Critical Reading (ENGL6102)

UNIT OF STUDY

This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. This unit will introduce students to a variety of critical approaches to literature. In addition to developing critical and theoretical literacy, the unit aims to develop advanced skills in identifying how and why such strategies might be brought to bear on reading literary texts, and to evaluate how effective and/or appropriate such strategies might be in specific cases. The unit also aims to critically examine theories of the text as a physical and conceptual object.

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Classes

1x2-hr seminar/week

Assessment

1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x1000wd equivalent oral presentation (20%), 1x4000wd essay (60%)

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No

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