ALX726 - Masters Research Literary Theory


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125



Must be enrolled in A764

Incompatible with:

AAR412, AAR411, AAR712, ALL479, ALW492

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent


What is ‘theory’? Why use it? How do particular theories develop? How can they be brought to bear usefully in new contexts? This unit explores these questions and more by offering an introduction to a wide range of theoretical, historical and philosophical perspectives and positions relevant to literature and writing. It asks fundamental questions about the relationship between theory, literary analysis, and creative practice. Students will be encouraged to explore a range of influential theoretical concepts and perspectives pertinent to literary studies and creative writing. They will develop an understanding of how theory can be used as frameworks for analysis and creative practice. Topics addressed in this unit may include theories of power, gender, creativity, language and literature in a range of historical and contemporary perspectives.

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