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Introduces students to contemporary literary and cultural theories which will engage them in the central questions about the place of writing in culture. The genres of poetry, drama, fiction and non-fiction, as well as popular genres, are studied in relation to their cultural significances and their participation in cultural formation.
Week 1 Topic 1: Introduction to Literary Studies
Week 2 Topic 1: Literary Studies and its Major Theories
Week 3 Topic 2: Reading The Tempest Over Time
Week 4 Topic 3: Realism and the Novel
Week 5 Topic 3: Realism and the Novel: Jane Eyre
Week 6 Topic 4: Modernism and the Changing World
Week 7 Study Break
Week 8 Topic 4: Modernism and the Changing World: Poetry and Short Fiction
Week 9 Topic 5: Postcolonial Studies
Week 10 Topic 5: Postcolonial Studies: Wide Sargasso Sea
Week 11 Topic 6: Postmodernism
Week 12 Topic 6: Postmodernism: Only the Animals
Week 13 Review Week
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the basics of contemporary literary theory in relation to a range of written texts||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||apply relevant theories to a variety of written texts and understand the contexts in which texts can be read and critiqued||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||recognise different kinds of written texts in terms of their origins and structures and the ways in which they may generate meaning||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||decode a range of written texts with appropriate levels of theoretical and practical insights||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||understand the ongoing and changing nature of critical thinking||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||appreciate and apply appropriate research and referencing to academic writing.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
- Klages, M, 2017, Literary Theory: The Complete Guide, Bloomsbury Academic , UK. ISBN: 9781472592743.
- Originally published 1847. Any complete, unabridged version of this text is acceptable. : Bronte, C, 2006, Jane Eyre, Penguin Classics, London. ISBN: 9780141441146.
- Originally published 1966. Any complete, unabridged version of this text is acceptable. : Rhys, J, 2011, Wide Sargasso Sea, Penguin, London. ISBN: 9780241951552.
- Originally published 2014. Any complete, unabridged version of this text is acceptable. : Dovey, C, 2015, Only the Animals , Penguin , Australia. ISBN: 9780143573012.
- c. 1610-1611. Any complete, unabridged version of this text is acceptable. Also available online http://www.opensourceshakespeare.org/views/plays/playmenu.php?WorkID=tempest: Shakespeare, W, 2017, The Tempest, Penguin, London. ISBN: 9780143128632.
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Teaching and assessment
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