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.
Module 1: The Story of Literary Studies
Module 2: Classical and Medieval Literature
Module 3: Renaissance and Enlightenment Literature
Module 4: Romantic, Gothic and Victorian Literature
Module 5: Modernism and the Changing World
Module 6: Postmodernism and Beyond
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.
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:|
|1||demonstrate an understanding of the basics of contemporary literary theory in relation to a range of written texts|
|2||apply relevant theories to a variety of written texts and understand the contexts in which texts can be read and critiqued|
|3||recognise different kinds of written texts in terms of their origins and structures and the ways in which they may generate meaning|
|4||appreciate and apply appropriate research and referencing to academic writing.|
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of the basics of contemporary literary theory in relation to a range of written texts
- apply relevant theories to a variety of written texts and understand the contexts in which texts can be read and critiqued
- recognise different kinds of written texts in terms of their origins and structures and the ways in which they may generate meaning
- appreciate and apply appropriate research and referencing to academic writing.
Prescribed Learning Resources
- No prescribed texts.
Harvard is the standard referencing system for all Writing units. See here for a comprehensive guide.
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- Prescribed resources/equipment information is not currently available.
Teaching and assessment
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