|Managing faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Offered by||School of English, Communications and Performance Studies|
Critical theory is a term that has come to signify a number of contemporary approaches to textual and cultural criticism. Research interests include eco-philosophy and eco-feminism, cultural materialism, deconstruction, feminist critical theory, hermeneutics, and psychoanalysis.
The entry below only details the coursework component of this degree. For all requirements including the research/thesis component refer to the full course entry.
Critical theory is a term used to describe a whole series of contemporary approaches to textual criticism: hermeneutics and reception theory, semiotics and structuralism, post-structuralism and deconstruction, post-Marxian theories of ideology and post-Freudian theories of psychoanalysis. These have all been central to recent works in literary and cultural studies. This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to this complex body of work and an opportunity to apply it to a substantive research thesis, which may focus on literary studies, cultural studies or critical theory itself.
Candidates intending to carry out research in comparative literature are normally expected to read literary texts in the original language.
Students complete 24 points at fifth year level from:
Course coordinator: Professor Andrew Milner
For a list of units in this area of study refer to the requirements for courses listed under 'Relevant courses'.