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ENGL6102: Approaches to Critical Reading

This is a core unit for the Master of English Studies. This unit will introduce students to a variety of critical approaches to literature. In addition to developing critical and theoretical literacy, the unit aims to develop advanced skills in identifying how and why such strategies might be brought to bear on reading literary texts, and to evaluate how effective and/or appropriate such strategies might be in specific cases. The unit also aims to critically examine theories of the text as a physical and conceptual object.

Code ENGL6102
Academic unit
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. understand the major concepts and practices in critical reading
  • LO2. examine the variety of situations in which critical reading practices are deployed and analyse their structure, motivation, and effects
  • LO3. demonstrate an active, engaged approach to thinking about critical reading by comparing different modes of critical engagement in a self-aware way
  • LO4. apply this knowledge when conducting their own analyses of works of literature and literary theory.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.