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ML5001 Literary and Cultural Theory (1)

SCOTCAT credits:20
Academic year(s):2016/7
SCQF Level 11
Planned timetable:To be arranged.

This module and its partner module ML5002 seek to provide the kind of research training now regarded as indispensable for all postgraduates by exploring a range of literary and cultural theories through which texts of all sorts may be conceptualised, criticised and analysed. We will study a broad chronological and national range of seminal thinkers and theories, which might typically incude: Aristotle; Kant; Marxist theory; psychoanalytic theory; Benjamin; Adorno; structuralism, deconstruction and poststructuralism; feminist and queer theory; Fanon, Spivak and Bhabha; the posthuman.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for Comparative Literature, Cultural Identity Studies, French Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies, Russian Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies, Crossways in Cultural Narratives Mundus Postgraduate Programmes.

Optional for German and Comparative Literature Postgraduate Programme. Optional for other MLitt students outside Modern Languages with permission of both Schools.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:Lecture/seminar.

Assessment pattern

Postgraduate Assessment :Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:Dr E Hugueny-Legér
Module teaching staff: