The students will gain knowledge of:
- the complex and varied relationships between a text and its contexts
- interpretative approaches including historical, biographical, cultural, and philosophical
- 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:
- situate texts in their contexts at an expert level
- gain theoretical and historical fluency in the contextual periods covered
- improve their ability to read texts critically and relate them to their theoretical and literary contexts
- read, understand, and be able to summarize and present secondary material
- make informed choices about literary-critical and analytical approaches that may be useful when planning a Master's thesis on a topic in literary studies
By the end of the course, the students will be able to:
- understand the complex relationship between literature and society from both a historical and theoretical perspective
- explain complex ideas both orally and in writing
- create new concepts through an examination of the dialectic between the scholarly field and the text
- develop their ability to participate in academic and professional conversations
- gain essential competences for professional life, including critical thinking, problem solving, creative innovation, and global cultural awareness
Required prerequisite knowledge
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- 75% attendance at seminars.
- Short weekly writing assignments as assigned.
- Course coordinator
- Allen Clarence Jones
- Course teacher
- Peter Paul Ferry
- Programme coordinator
- Signe Ekenberg
Method of work
Students are expected to:
- Participate both orally and in written assignments in class. There will be in-class assigned writing, group work, and informal presentations.
- Thoroughly read and annotate (take notes on) the required course reading material.
- Participate actively in digital teaching and learning apps used during the course.
Regular participation online in Canvas is expected.
Literacy Studies - Master's Degree Programme - Part-time
Sist oppdatert: 14.07.2020