Approaches to Criticism (EAS1032)

30 credits


 This module will introduce students to a broad range of theoretical approaches to reading texts. Such approaches, developed throughout the twentieth and twenty-first century and deployed by English Studies scholars, are intended to be both worthy of historical study in their own right and useful to students' own research at university. Over the course of the module students will explore a range of ways in which they might approach familiar and unfamiliar texts, and be encouraged to question exactly what a text might be and why it is worth our critical attention.