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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2011–2012
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ENGFS4 Option: Literary Theory and Methodology 6 ECTS
Period I Period II Period II Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Englantilainen filologia
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

Fortnightly lectures:

  • Mon 10-12   B3109 (TOIKKANEN)

Tutorials (intervening weeks): 

  1.  Mon 10-12 B3109 (TOIKKANEN)
  2.  Tue 10-12 B3113 (TOIKKANEN)
  3.  Tue 14-16 B4119 (TOIKKANEN) Note: the 14-16 class on 20.3 and 3.4 will be in B5078.

The course will consist of fortnightly lectures (for all participants) with associated tutorials (2 or 3 groups) in the week following the lecture week.

The aim is to learn to read theoretical texts, discover their line of argumentation, become aware of their omissions and see that the authors have produced their texts in a certain situation with particular goals in mind.

The course will cover topics ranging from New Criticism and structuralism  to psychoanalytical criticism, deconstruction, Marxism, New Historicism, Cultural Studies, feminism, queer, and postcolonial studies, as well as ecocriticism and cognitive poetics.

Each student is expected to purchase Hans Bertens's Literary Theory:   The Basics  (2nd ed., 2008, available at the university bookstore),   which will provide preliminary reading for each lecture.

In the tutorials, students will be expected to apply the theoretical positions to literary texts.

Enrolment for University Studies


Jarkko Toikkanen, Teacher responsible


9-Jan-2012 – 24-Apr-2012