Textuality and Visuality
University of Otago
Dunedin, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
18 200-level ENGL points
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
Examines recent developments within visual media and their implications for literary study.
The aim of this course is to analyse the turn from the textual and towards the visual in contemporary critical theory and its implications for English Studies.
1.To discuss the relationship between notions of textuality and visuality
2.To examine inter-art analogies drawn from a variety of media
3.To analyse a range of literary and visual texts from historical, theoretical, critical and comparative perspectives
4.To develop methodological and scholarly tools appropriate for literary and visual analysis
An ENGL 334 Course Reader will be available from UniPrint. Make sure that you either own, or have access to, the following:
Barthes, Roland. Mythologies (Paladin)
Berger, John. Ways of Seeing (Penguin)
Auster, Paul. City of Glass (Penguin)
Karasik, Paul, David Mazzucchelli, and Paul Auster. City of Glass: The Graphic Novel (Picador)
Berger, John, and Jean Mohr. Another Way of Telling (Pantheon)
And three more texts to be advised
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