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    Examines recent developments within visual media and their implications for literary study.

    The aim of this paper is to analyse the turn from the textual and towards the visual in contemporary critical theory and its implications for English Studies.

    About this paper

    Paper title Textuality and Visuality
    Subject English
    EFTS 0.15
    Points 18 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
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    18 200-level ENGL points
    Schedule C
    Arts and Music
    Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.

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    An ENGL 334 Course Reader will be available from UniPrint. Make sure that you either own, or have access to, the following:

    Barthes, Roland. Mythologies (Paladin).
    Berger, John. Ways of Seeing (Penguin).
    Auster, Paul. City of Glass (Penguin).
    Karasik, Paul, David Mazzucchelli, and Paul Auster. City of Glass: The Graphic Novel (Picador).
    Berger, John, and Jean Mohr. Another Way of Telling (Pantheon).
    DeLillo, Don. White Noise (Viking) 1995.
    Ondaatje, Michael. The English Patient (McClelland & Stewart) 1992.
    Pear, Iain. Arcadia (Random House) 2015.

    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Interdisciplinary perspective, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
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    Learning Outcomes

    Students who successfully complete this paper will:

    1. Discuss the relationship between notions of textuality and visuality
    2. Examine inter-art analogies drawn from a variety of media
    3. Analyse a range of literary and visual texts from historical, theoretical, critical and comparative perspectives
    4. Develop methodological and scholarly tools appropriate for literary and visual analysis


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