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Cursus: TLMV16001
TLMV16001
The world, the Text and the Critic
Cursus informatieRooster
CursuscodeTLMV16001
Studiepunten (ECTS)5
Categorie / NiveauM (Master)
CursustypeCursorisch onderwijs
VoertaalEngels
Aangeboden doorFaculteit Geesteswetenschappen; Utrecht Graduate School of Humanities; Domein Talen, Literatuur en Communicatie AM;
Contactpersoonprof. dr. A. Rigney
E-maila.rigney@uu.nl
Docenten
Docent
dr. K. Driscoll
Overige cursussen docent
Docent
prof. dr. A. Rigney
Feedback en bereikbaarheid
Overige cursussen docent
Blok
1  (07-09-2016 t/m 11-11-2016)
Aanvangsblok
1
TimeslotB: DI-ochtend, DO-middag, DO-namiddag
C: MA-middag/namiddag,DI-middag, DO-ochtend
Onderwijsvorm
Voltijd
Cursusinschrijving geopendvanaf 22-08-2016 09:00 t/m 23-08-2016 23:59
AanmeldingsprocedureOsiris
Inschrijven via OSIRISJa
Inschrijven voor bijvakkersJa
VoorinschrijvingNee
WachtlijstNee
Plaatsingsprocedure(Sub)school
Cursusdoelen
This introductory course offers a survey of different understandings of cultural criticism and of different practices of critical reading; it also aims to develop students' ability to engage critically with particular works of literature. 
Inhoud
This seminar is inspired by the idea of cultural criticism as put forward by Edward Said in his book The World, the Text, and the Critic (1983). It aims to develop your awareness of the multiple ways in which literature can offer a creative response to the world in which it is written and read. How does literature offer a resource for understanding the world? How have modern cultural theorists thought about the potential of literature to provide insight into the ways of the world and ideas about how it might become different? How have critics gone to work in articulating and making visible this potential? And finally, what is the future of cultural criticism and of 'experts' in the age of new media?
Focussing on the work of major practitioners, the course will explore these questions. We will examine long-term changes (since c.1800) in the concept of literature and culture, and shifting attitudes to the role of the critic in an age of democratisation. You will be asked to participate actively in the form of class assignments; you will complete the course by writing an essay demonstrating your own ability to read critically.

Career orientation:
This course provides understanding of the public role of the 'expert' critic; as such it contributes to the self-understanding of the students as academically-trained literary 'experts' as well as enhancing their competence in the practice of critical reading and writing. 
 
 
Ingangseisen
Er moet voldaan zijn aan de cursus:
- Mastercursussen Geesteswetenschappen (200501100)
Voorkennis
Students should be following a Master's programme, and have a background in the academic study of literature.
Verplicht materiaal
-
Aanbevolen materiaal
Boek
Details to be announced
Kosten materiaal
EUR 100,00
Werkvormen (aanwezigheidsplicht)
Hoor/werkcollege (Verplicht)

Algemeen
Seminar

Voorbereiding bijeenkomsten
Students should prepare the assigned readings before class.

Bijdrage aan groepswerk
Students are expected to collaborate in the preparation of class presentations and in the provision of peer-review to their fellow students.

Hoorcollege (Verplicht)

Toetsen
Actieve deelname
Weging30
Minimum cijfer-

Paper
Weging70
Minimum cijfer-

Beoordeling
Students are assessed on their familiarity with, and understanding of, the assigned theoretical texts; and on their ability to apply this understanding to the critical reading of primary texts.

Deadlines
To be announced

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