Knowledge and Power

Faculteit Letteren
Jaar 2022/23
Vakcode LEL010P05
Vaknaam Knowledge and Power
Niveau(s) propedeuse
Voertaal Engels
Periode semester I b
ECTS 5
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Uitgebreide vaknaam Knowledge and Power: Introduction to Literature in English 2
Leerdoelen Upon successful completion of the course unit, students are able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of a range of modern and contemporary English-language literary texts;
2. Incorporate social/political context into the literary criticism;
3. Place various views of literary works in relation to their own critical practice;
4. Demonstrate independent literary-critical thought.
Omschrijving Following ‘Making Meaning: Introduction to English Literatures I’ and its examination of literary techniques and devices, this course will continue to introduce students to the study of literary interpretation, adding to the students' literary-critical practice a consideration of the place of literature and literary criticism in the world. This will include a discussion of the political and cultural power attributed to forms of literature. Students will discuss and analyse texts, fictional and non-fictional alike, in oral and written assignments. This course aims to cultivate ever more nuanced and more questioning approaches to literature and its place in culture.
Uren per week 4
Onderwijsvorm hoorcollege, werkcollege
(2 uur hoorcollege, 2 uur werkcollege)
Toetsvorm digitale toetsing, essay
(schriftelijk digitaal 2 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
Norton Introduction to English Literature, Shorter Fourteenth Edition Kelly Mays, ed. 978 0 393 88630 6 ca. €  65,00
Entreevoorwaarden none
Opmerkingen 80% Compulsory attendance in seminars. This module can be taken as an elective and/or Open Course Unit. Major students of the BA English Language & Culture and students in the Literature track of the minor English Studies take precedence.
Opgenomen in
Opleiding Jaar Periode Type
Course units for exchange students 1 semester I b intr
Ba English Language and Culture 1 semester I b verplicht
Ba Open colleges Letteren - semester I b keuze
Facultaire Minor English Studies  (English Literature) 3 semester I b verplicht