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Undergraduate | GRF-LTR110 | 2024

Dangerous Pleasures: An Introduction to Literary Studies

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Meet one of literature’s most famous characters in Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre. Resurrect the story of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. Journey into Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness. Explore what makes these novels and more considered ‘literary’.

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Start dates
4 Mar 2024,
4 Nov 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks

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Dangerous Pleasures: An Introduction to Literary Studies

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you will have:

    1. a solid foundation for later subjects in Literary Studies
    2. an improved ability to read closely, carefully, and attentively and with ethical, imaginative and emotional engagement
    3. an improved ability to see continuities and discontinuities between past cultures (as embodied in the works studied) and contemporary culture
    4. an improved ability to think clearly and logically about literature-and to express those ideas with civility and courtesy in online discussions
    5. an improved ability to express critical appreciation of literature in clear, cogent, and well-constructed essays.

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0.125 EFTSL

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