This course introduces you to close critical reading of texts and the notion of a canon within literature. It explores forms, genres and eras within the overarching category: the ‘text’. The original X-Files claimed ‘The truth is out there’. This course will enhance your understanding of the literary studies premise that the text acts to constitute truth, question the singularity of truth as well as reflect an ‘out there’ truth. It examines texts: novels, poems, and plays from the early seventeenth century to the nineteenth century, including some of the most significant texts across that period. Genres and devices studied include: tragedy, satire, the sonnet, figurative language, dramatic monologue, realism and elegy.
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