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Reading Theory - ENGL208

This unit surveys the major theoretical underpinnings of contemporary literary studies. It does so by tracing the development of four key issues that are currently animating the field: how we relate to other people, and how that relation shapes our thinking about gender and race; what comes after the human, and what posthumanism is; why we read literature the way we do, and what other forms of reading might entail; and how, in the light of recent challenges, theory has reinvented itself. The unit prepares students for understanding and participating in debates that are central to literary scholarship now, and is recommended for anyone intending to major in English or progress to a Master of Research.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Dr Toby Davidson

(12cp at 100 level or above) including ENGL120 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENGL276
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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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