Literature and Society (ICLS3630)


This unit will look at different approaches to studying the relationship between literary texts and their social contexts. It will explore patterns of literary production and audience reception. Topics covered will include the politics and economics of literature production and the roles of author and reader. These topics will be explored within the framework of global, trans-cultural and comparative literary studies.

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1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week


1x5 minute Oral Presentation with written one page plan (equivalent to 1000wds) (10%), 2x2500wd Essays (2x45%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

12 Senior credit points International and Comparative Literature Studies

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Cross-institutional study

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