|Module Title||READING THEORY/READING TEXT 1|
|Co-ordinator||Dr Richard J Marggraf-Turley|
|Semester||Semester 2 (Taught over 2 semesters)|
|Other staff||Caroline Bate, Mrs Carol M Marshall, Dr David E Shuttleton, Dr Louise Marshall, Dr Luke A Thurston, Marie Hockenhull Smith, Dr Tiffany S Atkinson|
|Pre-Requisite||EN10320 , EN10420|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours 20 x 1 hour lectures|
|Seminars / Tutorials||10 Hours 10 x 1 hour Seminars|
1. to introduce students to some of the major theoretical formations in literary theory of the twentieth century;
2. to acquaint students with the work of a range of important literary theorists;
3. to investigate how different theories interrelate and confront one another;
4. to prepare students for the applied theory module EN30920 Reading Theory/Reading Text 2.
1. Structuralism, semiotics, and narratology
2. Marxism, history, and ideology
3. Poststructuralism and deconstruction
4. Gender criticism and feminism
5. Psychoanalysis, subjectivity, and identity
6. Postcolonialism, nation, and ethnicity
Lectures and Seminars
Please note that all teaching for this module takes place during Semester One.
There will be two lectures per week. Lectures offering explanations of theoretical ideas will be interlaced with lectures which seek to discuss theories in a cross-perspectival fashion.
The weekly seminars will use the module reader to focus on the following topics: Structuralism, Marxism, Poststructuralism, Feminism and Psychoanalysis.
This module is at CQFW Level 5