ALX726 - Masters Research Literary Theory


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: This unit is only available to students enrolled in A764


Corequisite: Nil
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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour seminar weeks 1-11

Scheduled learning activities - 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 in conversation with each other? 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 critical 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 theories can be used as frameworks for analysis and creative practice. Topics addressed in this unit may include theories of literature and literary value, power, gender, creativity, and language in historical and contemporary perspectives.

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