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ENGS3 Literary Theory and Methodology 5 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
DP in English Language, Literature and Translation
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; available at the university bookstore), 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


9-Sep-2014 – 18-Dec-2014
Tue 9-Sep-2014 - 14-Oct-2014 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B 4117
Group 1
Tue 28-Oct-2014 - 16-Dec-2014 weekly at 10-12, Pinni B 3112
Group 2
Thu 30-Oct-2014 - 18-Dec-2014 weekly at 12-14, Pinni B 4086