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Unit information: Introduction to Literary Research in 2013/14

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Unit name Introduction to Literary Research
Unit code ENGLM3029
Credit points 40
Level of study M/7
Teaching block(s) Teaching Block 1 (weeks 1 - 12)
Unit director Dr. Lee
Open unit status Not open




School/department Department of English
Faculty Faculty of Arts

Description including Unit Aims

This unit will cover (a) the changing nature of texts, textual authority,and authorship from the Renaissance to the present day; (b) issues of book production and theories of editing; (c) the study of a particular and significant year in English literary history, with the aim of recovering the diversity of its literary production and considering how that diversity is represented by conventional literary histories. Assessment will be by two 3,000 word essays, the first being formative. There will also be non-assessed practical exercises.

Assessment Information

There will be one formative essay of 2,000, one summative essay of 3,000 words and a bibliographical assignment of 1,000 words. There will also be non-assessed practical exercises.