Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


CODE ENG2066

 
TITLE Current Debates in Literary Theory

 
LEVEL 02 - Years 2, 3 in Modular Undergraduate Course

 
ECTS CREDITS 2

 
DEPARTMENT English

 
DESCRIPTION Objective

The purpose of the study-unit is to help students assess current debates and issues in the area of literary criticism.

Description

The study-unit will either (i) select for close reading and seminar discussion one or two leading monographs of literary theory published in the preceding year that can be shown to be representative of current agendas in the field; it will relate the works to prior critical debate and analyse the nature of their current and probable impact, and help the students to engage in a structured critique of their content; or (ii) students may be asked to each select a recent journal article and deliver a presentation on the article, with the group participating in a discussion over a Virtual Learning Environment of the salient points in each article.

Reading List

The set texts will change from year to year, in keeping with the nature of the course. The texts chosen for seminar discussion will be announced to students ahead of the study-unit.

 
RULES/CONDITIONS Before OR WHILE TAKING THIS UNIT YOU ARE ADVISED TO TAKE ENG2022

 
STUDY-UNIT TYPE Lecture

 
METHOD OF ASSESSMENT
Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation SEM2 No 30%
Logbook SEM2 Yes 70%

 
LECTURER/S Ivan Callus

 
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