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ELIT 143 Literature in its Contexts

This course provides introduces students to some of the necessary historical, political, literary, religious, and mythic contexts for the study of British Literature. It introduces historical and cultural backgrounds important to all courses of the ELIT degree, as well as methods for reading literature critically and with due contextual awareness. It introduces students to key moments in Western literary history through key texts in British Literature. Excerpts from key texts (including the Old and New Testaments, the Odyssey, The Aeneid, the Metamorphosis), key historical moments across the British Isles, and important folk traditions, will be read through modern and contemporary literary reactions to these. By the end of the course students will have developed the beginning of a basic groundwork for further study of Literature in English. Credit units: 3 ECTS Credit units: 5.

Autumn Semester (Ceylan Bevington)

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