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Criticism (NCHEN405)

30 Credits

English students will take Criticism throughout their first year, and it is a course designed to teach them the building blocks or basic tools of advanced literary criticism.

The lectures and tutorials in Michaelmas term are focused upon close reading of a variety of literary forms, with an emphasis upon the identification and analysis of rhetoric.

In Hilary term, the focus shifts to literary theory, and students will encounter and discuss a series of influential literary theories and theorists, including the works of Roland Barthes, Virginia Woolf, Judith Butler, T. S. Eliot, and Edward Said.