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ML5002 Literary and Cultural Theory (2)

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

This module and its 'partner' module ML5001 seek(s) 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: Plato; Nietzsche; Gramsci; Sartre; reader response theory; Foucault; Barthes; ecocriticism.

Place in programme(s) and relationship to other modules


Compulsory for French Studies, German Studies, Italian Studies, Middle Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies, Russian Studies, Spanish and Latin American Studies Postgraduate Programmes.

Optional for Cultural Identity Studies Postgraduate Programmes. Optional for other MLitt students outside Modern Languages with permission of both Schools.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact:1 tutorial.

Assessment pattern

Postgraduate Assessment :Coursework = 100%


Module coordinator:TBC
Module teaching staff: