Literary Theory

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Literary Theory

  • Host University

    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

  • Location

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  • Area of Study

    Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations

    Lower

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    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

    6
  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4
  • Overview

    COURSE OBJECTIVE
    Students become acquainted with various traditions in literary theory, including psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, narratology, semiotics, queer studies, New Historicism, and African American studies.

    COURSE CONTENT
    Each meeting, the basic tenets of a particular tradition in literary theory are discussed. Subsequently, students apply this theoretical perspective to an assigned literary text.

    TEACHING METHODS
    Seminar meetings

    TYPE OF ASSESSMENT
    Exam.

    ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
    Students must also take (or have taken) part in the module “Literature, Culture, and Society.” 

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