Undergraduate | LTU-ENG3001 | 2024
Making Sense Of Theory
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- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
- 04 Mar 2024
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Apply understanding of how different critical theories have made sense of literary texts.
- Recognise, understand and critically evaluate historical developments of literary theory over the last fifty years.
- Analyse contemporary critical practices and demonstrate sophisticated understanding of the limits of critique
- Literary and Critical Theories
- Methods of Literary Analysis
- Interpretative Practices
- History of Criticism
Critical theory is essential across disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and has generated powerful insights into literature, art, culture and society. But theory can also be difficult to understand and apply. It uses jargon and coded ways of talking; its methods can seem convoluted and opaque; its ideas are often contrary to common sense and even paradoxical. This subject equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to understand and apply theory in their academic, critical and creative writing. It covers branches of theory that include literary theory, screen theory, the theory of art, media theory, and structuralist and postructuralist theories of language, culture and society. Students will learn where these theories come from, how they work and how to use them. Throughout, the emphasis falls on empowering students to engage with theoretical arguments effectively and to feel comfortable handling theoretical concepts.
This is a level 3 subject. Please consider the subject pre-requisites before enrolling. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- One 2000-word essay. (50%)
- Early short answer exercise (1000 word equivalent) (25%)
- Second short answer exercise (1000 word equivalent) (25%)
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