University of Technology Sydney

024413 English Study 3: The Literature of Protest

6cp; 3hpw



This subject investigates the role of literature as both art and personal agency for individuals and groups involved in protest in various social, political and cultural domains. This subject examines how texts depict, persuade and engage audiences through the use of language and various stylistic features. Students develop knowledge and skills in identifying and evaluating a range of approaches to literary theory including Aristotle's Poetics, the works of the Romantic poets, the tradition of practical criticism and the rise of critical theory in general. Students develop and demonstrate an understanding of a range of literary concepts and research skills in the fields of literature and literary theory and how the teaching of literature in school-based education has shifted in focus and methodology. A wide range of historical and current texts is covered with particular reference to the required texts.

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Spring D session, City campus

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