Contemporary Literary Criticism: Key Terms and Texts I
University of the South Pacific
Area of Study
English, Literature, Literatures in English
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course introduces students to the key terms and concepts of contemporary literary criticism. Some are cannily familiar (such as plot and character) while others are uncannily strange (such as ghosts and secrets). Students will be shown how to employ these key terms and concepts as analytical tools for unlocking a variety of texts. They will be invited to adopt different perspectives and viewpoints on the same text. By the end of the course, they will have developed a sound critical approach through the art of sustained thinking, reading and interpretation.
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