This unit will provide students with foundational knowledge of the major theoretical approaches in the fields of international comparative literature, literary theory, postcolonial studies, and translation studies. Students will learn about the way in which literary representation is informed by, and in turn informs, international relations and cross-cultural negotiations. They will begin to develop proficiency in comparative analysis via examination of the different articulations of literary themes and ideas in different national contexts.
1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x1000wd oral presentation (10%), 2x1000wd in-class test (30%), 1x1000wd essay outline activity (20%), 1x2000wd final essay (40%)