Literary Theory for English Studies

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LEL009P05
Vaknaam Literary Theory for English Studies
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester II b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Literary Theory for English Studies
Leerdoelen On completion of this module a student should have:
a critical and self-critical understanding of key concepts in the study of literature: authority, language, gender, sexuality, class, and history;
- an understanding of some key theoretical and critical texts in the study of literature
the ability to analyse literary texts using appropriate literary theoretical concepts;
- the ability to express their knowledge and understanding clearly in written and oral forms
Omschrijving This course introduces students to some fundamental concepts in the study of English literature and to the critical approaches that can be used to understand and analyse these concepts. It aims to prepare students for working on literary texts at university level, giving them the tools and concepts necessary to reflect upon the terms they use when discussing literary works. It also explicitly relates the study of literature to wider social and political issues including gender, sex, class and ethnicity - as well as to other, cognate disciplines, such as history, theoretical linguistics, the arts and media.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(2 uur hoorcollege, 2 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm essay, schriftelijk tentamen
(schriftelijk digitaal 3 uur)
Vaksoort propedeuse
Coördinator dr. K. de Vries
Docent(en) dr. K. de Vries , M.R. MacVeagh, PhD. , A.G.J.C. Williams, MA.
Verplichte literatuur
Titel Auteur ISBN Prijs
The Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism (3rd edition) Vincent B. Leitch et al.eds. 9780393602951 ca. €  46,00
Beginning Theory: An Introduction to Literary and Cultural Theory, Fourth edition, Manchester University Press, 2017 Barry, P. 9781526121790 ca. €  15,00
Entreevoorwaarden None
Opmerkingen This module can also be taken as an elective and Open Module. Major students take precedence.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 3 semester II b keuze
Ba English Language and Culture 1 semester II b verplicht
Ba Open colleges Letteren - semester II b keuze