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ENGL334 Textuality and Visuality

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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.

Paper title Textuality and Visuality
Paper code ENGL334
Subject English
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 1 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $929.55
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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.
Teaching staff
Convenor and Lecturer: Dr Rochelle Simmons

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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Semester 1

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system

Film Screening

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A1 Monday 14:00-16:50 13


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Thursday 10:00-10:50 9-15, 17-22


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