This course serves as an introduction to the study of English Literature. Literary theory, literary history, genre, textual analysis, critical vocabulary – these issues will be touched upon in the course. We will start with an attempt to define what literature (and particularly English literature) is. Looking at text samples from different genres, cultures and historical periods, you will be made acquainted with the fundamentals of literary analysis and interpretation, i.e. the terminology and concepts necessary for a critical analysis and interpretation of literary texts. Please buy:
- Dermot Cavanagh et al. (eds., 2014), The Edinburgh Introduction to Studying English Literature, 2nd ed., Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. ISBN-13: 978-0748691326.
- Sarah Moss (2019), Ghost Wall, Granta: London. ISBN-13: 978-1783784462.
Additional material will be made available on Stud.IP or in class.