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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2015–2016
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ENGS3 Literary Theory and Methodology 5 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
Englannin kielen, kirjallisuuden ja kääntämisen tutkinto-ohjelma
School of Language, Translation and Literary Studies

General description

The course will consist of lectures (for all participants) in the first period with associated tutorials (2 groups) in the second period.

The aim is to learn to read theoretical texts, some of which are highly complex, and discover their line of argumentation. An important part of the effort is to become aware of the historical dialogue in which the theories are engaged, and to understand how one might take part in it.

The course will touch on the fields of New Criticism, structuralism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, feminism, poststructuralism, deconstruction, the New Historicism, cultural materialism, postcolonial and queer theory, as well as recent developments in ecocriticism and cognitive poetics.

Each student is expected to purchase Hans Bertens: Literary Theory: The Basics (3rd ed., 2014), which will provide preliminary reading for each lecture.

In the tutorials, students will work in teams to apply the methods learned to literary texts and see how readings change according to theoretical position, broadening one's view of the text. Assessment will be based on class participation and a process learning diary.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Jarkko Toikkanen, Teacher responsible


12-Jan-2016 – 4-May-2016
Tue 12-Jan-2016 - 23-Feb-2016 weekly at 12-14, Pinni B 4115
Group 1
Tue 8-Mar-2016 - 3-May-2016 weekly at 12-14, Päätalo C2
Group 2
Wed 9-Mar-2016 - 4-May-2016 weekly at 10-12, Päätalo C2