Course ObjectiveStudents become acquainted with various traditions in literary theory,
including psychoanalysis, Marxism, feminism, New Criticism, reader
response theory, structuralism, deconstruction, queer studies, New
Historicism, African American studies, and postcolonial theory.
Course ContentEach meeting, the basic tenets of a particular tradition in literary
theory are discussed. Subsequently, students apply this theoretical
perspective to F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel "The Great Gatsby" (1925).
Teaching MethodsSeminar meetings, 3 x 2 hours per week.
Method of AssessmentWritten exam.
Entry RequirementsStudents must also take (or have taken) part in the module “Literature,
Culture, and Society.”
LiteratureF. Scott Fitzgerald, "The Great Gatsby" (1925)
Lois Tyson, "Critical Theory Today: A User-Friendly Guide," Third
Target AudienceThis module is part of the Bachelor’s program English Literature &
Additional InformationThe level of English in this module is high.
Custom Course RegistrationThere is a slightly different enrollment procedure for this module. The standard procedure of the Faculty of Humanities has students sign up for (i) the module, (ii) the preferred seminar group, and (iii) the exam. However, for this module the instructor will assign the students to the seminar groups. Therefore, students should sign up for (i) the module and (iii) the exam, but not for (ii) the seminar groups.
|Language of Tuition||English|
|Faculty||Faculty of Humanities|
|Course Coordinator||dr. R.V.J. van den Oever|
|Examiner||dr. R.V.J. van den Oever|
dr. R.V.J. van den Oever
You need to register for this course yourself
Last-minute registration is available for this course.
|Teaching Methods||Lecture, Practical*, Seminar*|
*You cannot select a group yourself for this teaching method, you will be placed in a group.
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