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.
2x1hr lectures/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x750wd critical analysis assignment (17%), 1x1500wd assignment (33%), 1x2250wd Essay (50%)
12 Junior credit points in English or 6 Junior credit points in English and AMST1001Prohibitions
ENGL3910 or ENGL3920 or ASLT3602 or ENGL3962