School Of Humanities And Communication Arts

Literary TheoryWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 102581.1

Discipline: LITERATURE

Student Contribution Band: 1

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in a postgraduate course.

About this Unit
This unit examines a range of theoretical approaches to literature, the majority of which have proliferated since the beginning of the 20th century. These may include: structuralism, poststructuralism, feminism, postcolonialism, psychoanalysis and posthumanism. In presenting this ‘contemporary’ mode of engaging with literary texts, ‘Literary Theory’ asks how we might theorise our approach to reading, and how individual texts allow us to theorise the literary in general.

1831.2Master of Arts in Literature and Creative WritingCONTINUING
1831.3Master of Arts in Literature and Creative WritingCURRENT
1832.2Graduate Diploma in Literature and Creative Writing (exit only)CURRENT
1833.2Graduate Certificate in Literature and Creative Writing (exit only)CURRENT
8083.2Bachelor of Research StudiesCURRENT

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