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Dangerous Pleasures: An Introduction to Literary Studies

Undergraduate | GRF-LTR110 | 2024

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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13 weeks
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4 Nov 2024

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Dangerous Pleasures: An Introduction to Literary Studies

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject you will have:

    1. Understand literary texts from a range of periods and places and identify the importance of their social, cultural, historical, and geographical contexts.
    2. Identify distinct genres or varieties of literary forms and apply methodologies and concepts in literary studies.
    3. Read, understand and interpret complex literary texts.
    4. Locate, assess and use appropriate critical resources and construct clear, evidence-based arguments.
    5. Apply relevant skills and knowledge to reflect on the significance of literary texts in imagining and interpreting the world.

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0.125 EFTSL
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