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Rethinking Reading invites you to consider what we do when we study literature. What shapes the idea of literature as we know it? How, and why, might we want to change the ways in which we think about texts? Who gets to decide, and why does it matter? Designed as an introduction to critical theory for students of literature, Rethinking Reading introduces several key topics in critical studies: literature, authorship, genre, sexuality, and posthumanism.
|Second Sub Session
|15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
'Rethinking Reading' complements the module ‘Acts of Reading’. Intended primarily for students with degree intentions in English, this course is structured around the exploration of key areas in critical theory: literature, authorship, genre, sexuality, and posthumanism. It will develop students' ability to reflect on foundational critical questions, offering a basis for understanding some of the main theoretical approaches and current methodologies informing the study of literature. Four literary texts are explored as case studies, together with indicative critical reading: the poetry of E. A. Markham, Naomi Novik’s Uprooted, Shakespeare’s Sonnets, and Karen Joy Fowler’s We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves.
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
500-word Essay Plan with Bibliography 15%
Course Journal 15%
2000-word Essay 70%
Alternative Resit Assessment
2000-word Essay 100%
There are no assessments for this course.
|ILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.