Debates in Literature
Area of Study
Taught In English
Previous academic study of English literature.
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units0
Hours & Credits
This module considers the critical and theoretical debates that inform the study of
literature. Engaging with a range of texts in literary theory, philosophy, and the history of
ideas, students are encouraged to engage critically with secondary sources to enhance
close readings of literary texts. The module will develop students? ability to write
persuasive, argumentative essays, informed by the work of different critical thinkers and
to articulate clear, critical and theoretical ideas. Furthermore, the module will encourage
students' to negotiate different approaches to literary texts and engage in active critical
Students will be introduced to a selection of critical texts through the interactive
lectures; these texts will be applied to a single literary text, such as Stevenson?s The
Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and Othello. This work will be supported by smallgroup
teaching which will help to explore concepts and critics in more detail.
? Literature, Theory, Critical Practice
? Class and Ideology
? Psychoanalysis and the Uncanny
? Form and Structure
? Intertextuality and Genre
? Texts in Time
? Patriarchy and Gender
? Sexuality and Queer Theory
? Material Cultures
There will be a series of four interactive lectures which will be shared with ?Writing and
Rhetoric? in which students will be introduced to key literary texts to which they will then
apply relevant theoretical concepts.
Lectures, seminars and lecture workshops
STUDY OPTION 1: a Portfolio which is comprised of several different elements including a
series of formative exercises, such as:
? Short weekly seminar response sheets (10%)
? Group presentation at the end of semester 1 which will be written up for
? Assessment of each other?s work in the group work (10%)
? Essay (50%)
STUDY OPTION 2: portfolio (some elements as those for Study Option 1).
STUDY OPTION 3: portfolio (some elements as those for Study Option 1).
Study Option 1 = Whole Year
Study Option 2 = Autumn
Study Option 3 = Spring/summer
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.
Some courses may require additional fees.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.