Approaches to Text
This course introduces you to essential concepts in modern literary study, enabling you to become a more observant, perceptive and analytical reader and critic in your own right.
You are introduced to the history and nature of literary studies, and to contemporary critical debates. You learn a vocabulary in which to discuss literary language, ideas of literary convention and genre, poetic rhythm and form, and the nature of narrative voice and narrative structures.
You are also introduced to debates about the relation of texts on the page to texts in performance, and to wider questions about the interpretation of texts.