ENH3407 - Authorship and writing
6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL
Undergraduate Faculty of Arts
Leader(s): Dr Paul Atkinson
This unit combines the study of ideas of authorship with the critical study of a number of texts. The notion of authorship will be interrogated in relation to a variety of writing practices. The Romantic idea of the author (and that of the film auteur) will be examined in the light of recent critical theories.
On successful completion of this unit students should:
- Be able to critically evaluate the range of practices employed in authorial criticism;
- Understand how theories of authorship have changed in the movement from Romanticism to structuralism;
- Comprehend the difference between the subject writing and the empirical author;
- Have a working knowledge of the relationship between film style and authorial expression;
- Be able to identify the key features of auteur theory and understand how it is used as a means of classification in film theory.
Third level students enrolled in ENH3407 are required to have a greater understanding of the historical foundations of the theory of authorship and how this is characterised in Foucault's theory of discourse.
Essay (2500 words): 50%
Exam (2000 words): 50%
2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week
COM2407, ENH3407, GSC2407, GSC3407