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EL5598: APPROACHING LITERATURE 2 (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

This course examines some critical approaches and theories that have shaped modern literary inquiry. The course explores different perspective on and approaches to literary texts. The relevance to literature of different types of context is also explored, as are the interpretative possibilities of various forms of ideological critique. Throughout the course students are exposed to a wide variety of primary and secondary texts.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Sarah Anderson

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course examines some critical approaches and theories that have shaped modern literary inquiry. The course explores different perspective on and approaches to literary texts. The relevance to literature of different types of context is also explored, as are the interpretative possibilities of various forms of ideological critique. Throughout the course students are exposed to a wide variety of primary and secondary texts.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University weeks 25 - 35

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for courses may be subject to change. All updates for first-half session courses will be actioned no later than 1700 (GMT) on 18 September 2020. All updates for second half-session courses will be actioned in advance of second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 70
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Dissertation Proposal and Annotated Bibliography

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 30
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

Presentation

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ConceptualUnderstandunderstand and articulate central positions in literary theory and criticism
FactualAnalyseanalyse primary texts from a variety of periods using different critical approaches
ReflectionCreateformulate cogent arguments about texts in their chosen area of study in relation to these models, and to generate research topics within a range of contexts and methodologies
ProceduralApplywrite correctly in idiomatic and grammatical English, and to produce pieces of literary analysis appropriate for postgraduate level

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