This unit of study equips students with some general tools for the close analysis of literary language. Grammatical concepts will be introduced and applied to the description of prose, poetry and drama, and students will explore the changing relations between form and meaning in English from the earliest times up to the present. A number of key strands in contemporary language study will also be presented, including semiotic theory, rhetoric and discourse studies and theorizations of the relationship between texts and subjectivity.
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
2x500wd assignments (30%), 1x2000wd Essay (30%), 1x1.5-hr exam (40%)