This course serves as a basic introduction to English Literature in all its aspects. Literary theory, literary history, genre, textual analysis, critical vocabulary – all will be touched upon in a course which starts with an attempt to define what literature (and particularly English literature) is. Looking at text samples from different genres and periods, you will become acquainted with the terminology and concepts necessary to critically discuss literature and to analyse and interpret literary texts.
Please purchase the following editions:
- Sarah Moss (2018), Ghost Wall, ISBN 978-1783784462, and
- Dermot Cavanagh et al. (eds., 2014), The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature, 2nd ed. Edinburgh University Press.
Additional material will be made available on Stud.IP.