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Postgraduate Course: Theories and Methods of Literary Study II (CLLC11025)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaCommon Courses (School of Lit, Lang and Cult) Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThis course introduces students to a number of different theories of literature and approaches to literary study, which have emerged in the 20th century. Students will thereby explore a variety of approaches to reading texts and different kinds of narratives in the light of the discussed theories. The sessions focus on the Theory of the Novel, Russian Formalism, Structuralism and Poststructuralism, Psychoanalytic Criticism, and Feminist Criticism. Authors whose theoretical writings will be studied include Viktor Shklovsky, Mikhail Bakhtin, Roland Barthes, Sigmund Freud, Simone de Beauvoir, and Luce Irigaray. Each seminar will concentrate on the discussion of one or two reasonably short texts by the theorist in question.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Learning and Teaching Activities
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Please contact the School directly for a breakdown of Assessment Methods
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
Familiarity with a number of literary theories and different approaches to literary study; critical reading of theoretical texts; ability to assess the range of application of theories and approaches; awareness of the relationship between approach and result; ability to reflect on aesthetic principles and their historical change within different contexts; further development of communication, presentation and writing skills.
Assessment Information
One essay of 4,000 words.

Formative feedback will be provided individually.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus 1 and 2 Theory of the Novel-N.B. these two sessions will take place on Tuesday, 4-6pm (Dr John Ardila)
3 and 4 Russian Formalism and Their Followers (Dr Alexandra Smith)
5 and 7 Structuralism and Poststructuralism (Dr Sarah Tribout-Joseph)
8 and 9 Psychoanalytic Criticism (Dr Kath Swarbrick)
10 and 11 Feminist Criticism (Dr SÚverine Genieys-Kirk)
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Barry, Peter, Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory, 2nd edn (Manchester and New York : Manchester University Press, 2002 [1995])

Bertens, Hans, Literary Theory: The Basics, 2nd edn (London and New York: Taylor & Francis, 2008 [2001])

Culler, Jonatha, Literary Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1997)

Eagleton, Terry, Literary Theory: An Introduction, 2nd edn (Cambridge, Mass.: Blackwell, 1983 [1996])

Iser Wolfgang, How to Do Theory (Malden, Mass.: Blackwell, 2006)

Makaryk, Irena R., ed., Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Literary Theory: Approaches, Scholars, Terms (Toronto and London: University of Toronto Press, 1993)
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsTMLS2
Contacts
Course organiserDr Frauke Matthes
Tel: (0131 6)51 1483
Email: Frauke.Matthes@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMiss Sarah Harvey
Tel: (0131 6)51 1822
Email: Sarah.Harvey@ed.ac.uk
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