The course has a limited number of places.
The students will gain knowledge of:
- the complex and varied relationships between authors, readers, and texts
- theories of interpretation and their relevance to literary and cultural studies
- reading and writing practices conducive to developing one's critical literacy
- key theoretical concepts and critical debates in contemporary literary studies
- significant literary-critical approaches and methodologies for disciplines across the arts and humanities
By the end of the course, students will be able to:
- deploy theories of interpretation to a variety of literary texts
- read and analyze key texts in modern literary theory and criticism
- summarize key concepts from modern literary theory and explain how they can be used when reading texts critically
- analyze a selection of literary texts from a theoretical and critical framework
- make informed choices about literary-critical and analytical approaches that may be useful when planning a Masters thesis on a topic in literary studies
By the end of the course, the students will be able to:
- understand factors affecting literacy, reading practices, and the production of texts in contemporary contexts
- read texts critically and relate them to their theoretical and literary contexts
- participate in academic conversations
- explain complex ideas orally and in writing
Required prerequisite knowledge
|Oral exam||1/1||30 minutes||A - F|
For pre-prepared presentation and the general examination: Exam aids may be used at the professors' discretion.
Pass one mandatory written assignment: Complete one worksheet (students write brief glosses on "pull-quotes" passages they select from the critical and theoretical texts), updated weekly. If approved the worksheet may be used during the exam.
Attendance at seminars is obligatory. Students who are absent from more than 20% of the seminar meetings will not be allowed to sit the exam. The student must be present for at least 2/3 of the duration of the individual seminar meeting for attendance to be recorded.
Students who get one or more assignment assessed as not approved at their first attempt, are given one opportunity to hand in a revised assignment.
- Course coordinator
- Eric Dean Rasmussen
- Course teacher
- Peter Paul Ferry
- Programme coordinator
- Signe Ekenberg
Method of work
Limited number of places
We have room for maximum 30 students in this course. Those who sign up first get preference. When you sign up on StudentWeb you will see whether the course has already been filled or not.
|Literacy from a Reception Perspective (MLI110_1)||15|
|Texts and Readers (MLI300_1)||10|
Literacy Studies - Master's Degree Programme
Literacy Studies - Master's Degree Programme - Part-time
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Sist oppdatert: 02.07.2020