LANG 7027 Literary Theory
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 102581
Coordinator James Gourley Opens in new window
Description This unit examines a range of theoretical approaches to literature, the majority of which have proliferated since the beginning of the 20th century. These may include: structuralism, poststructuralism, feminism, postcolonialism, psychoanalysis and posthumanism. In presenting this 'contemporary' mode of engaging with literary texts, 'Literary Theory' asks how we might theorise our approach to reading, and how individual texts allow us to theorise the literary in general.
School Humanities & Comm Arts
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 1 10cp
Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate program.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Examine a range of literary theoretical texts from one or a number of disciplinary approaches;
- Demonstrate an understanding of literary theory and its relation to reading and the category of the literary;
- Apply literary theoretical principles to literary texts.
Content will draw from, or elaborate upon, a selection of the following topics:
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Reflection||4 x 500 words||40||N||Individual|