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Theory and analysis in different literary genres

Course

Theoretical Approaches to Literature

7.5 credits

AS2019 / SS2020

50%

Campus

This course covers modern literary analysis through the study of important conceptual apparatuses and theories, such as structuralism, post-structuralism, critical culture theory, feminism and new historicism. It examines different applications of theory in literary fields such as modern poetry, autobiography or the post-colonial novel.

This course is only open for exchange students.

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Important conceptual apparatuses and theories for studying literature On this course, you will deepen and broaden your knowledge of modern literary analysis by studying important conceptual apparatuses and theories, such as structuralism, post-structuralism, critical culture theory, feminism and new historicism. You will learn about different applications of theory, taking various literary fields such as modern poetry, autobiography or the post-colonial novel as the point of departure. Course design Teaching is in the form of lectures and seminars. The course is examined through attendance at the seminars and lectures, written assignments and oral presentations.
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