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Unit information: Reception: Theories & Approaches in 2015/16

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Unit name Reception: Theories & Approaches
Unit code CLASM0044
Credit points 20
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Professor. Liveley
Open unit status Not open



This unit is taught concurrently with CLASM0040

School/department Department of Classics & Ancient History
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description including Unit Aims

This unit is designed to familiarize students with a wide range of theoretical perspectives on the reception of ancient culture. This will enable them to situate their reading of secondary works within an intellectual context and will thus facilitate their critical approach to other scholars. It will also enable them to reflect upon, and consciously mobilise their own interpretations of classical reception in their research.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Students will understand a range of theoretical perspectives, and will be able to comment on their inter-relation, the history of their development and their relevance to different areas of the study of antiquity and its reception.

Teaching Information

Ten weekly seminars of two hours each.

Assessment Information

Learning outcomes will be assessed by one summative essay of 5000 words.

Reading and References

Modern Literary Theory and Ancient Texts: An Introduction by Thomas Schmitz