Textuality and Visuality

University of Otago

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Textuality and Visuality

  • Host University

    University of Otago

  • Location

    Dunedin, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    18 200-level ENGL points

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    Examines recent developments within visual media and their implications for literary study.

    The aim of this course is to analyse the turn from the textual and towards the visual in contemporary critical theory and its implications for English Studies.

    Learning Outcomes
    1.To discuss the relationship between notions of textuality and visuality
    2.To examine inter-art analogies drawn from a variety of media
    3.To analyse a range of literary and visual texts from historical, theoretical, critical and comparative perspectives
    4.To develop methodological and scholarly tools appropriate for literary and visual analysis

    An ENGL 334 Course Reader will be available from UniPrint. Make sure that you either own, or have access to, the following:

    Barthes, Roland. Mythologies (Paladin)
    Berger, John. Ways of Seeing (Penguin)
    Auster, Paul. City of Glass (Penguin)
    Karasik, Paul, David Mazzucchelli, and Paul Auster. City of Glass: The Graphic Novel (Picador)
    Berger, John, and Jean Mohr. Another Way of Telling (Pantheon)

    And three more texts to be advised

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