THE UNIVERSITY of EDINBURGH
DEGREE REGULATIONS & PROGRAMMES OF STUDY 2009/2010
Critical Practice 1: Criticism (U04535)
This course will introduce students to a range of conceptions of the task of the critic and debates about the functions and methods of literary criticism. It aims to provide students with both an appropriate vocabulary and broad conceptual and historical schemata to help them situate, develop and challenge their own beliefs and practice as critics.
? Pre-requisites : Passes in English or Scottish Literature 1 and English or Scottish Literature 2, with a mark of 50 or above at the first attempt in the second year course.
? Costs : Essential Course Texts
Home subject area
? Normal year taken : 3rd year
? Contact Teaching Time : 1 hour(s) per week for 10 weeks
First Class Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course, students will:
- have a fundamental awareness of the main modes and styles of literary criticism relevant to its practice today;
- be aware of the differences and similarities between different modes and styles of literary criticism;
- be able to analyse a piece of critical writing in the light of this awareness;
- be able to situate their own critical practice in relation to major modes and styles of literary criticism.
Course assignment (100%)
Contact and Further Information
The Course Secretary should be the first point of contact for all enquiries.
Mrs Anne Mason
Dr Alex Thomson
School Website : http://www.llc.ed.ac.uk/
College Website : http://www.hss.ed.ac.uk/