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ICLS1002: Foundations of Comparative Literature

This unit will provide students with foundational knowledge of the major theoretical approaches in the fields of international comparative literature, literary theory, postcolonial studies, and translation studies. Students will learn about the way in which literary representation is informed by, and in turn informs, international relations and cross-cultural negotiations.

Code ICLS1002
Academic unit International Comparative Literature and Translation Studies
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None

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

  • LO1. acquire knowledge about world literatures and their social and cultural dimension
  • LO2. learn about issues of translation and cross-cultural adaptation of literary texts
  • LO3. become familiar with the major theoretical approaches in the fields of comparative literature, literary theory, postcolonial studies, and translation studies, and be able reflect on their interconnections
  • LO4. acquire analytical and critical competence on different types of texts and media in different national literatures/cultures
  • LO5. demonstrate basic skills in oral and written presentation.
  • LO6. Gain familiarity with the foundations of the disciplines of Comparative Literature and Translation Studies

Unit outlines

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