Please note this module descriptor is indicative of the structure of this course and may be subject to change.
This module intends
to give a broad understanding of cognitive approaches to language,
literature and writing. The module will enable the student to synthesise a
broad understanding of various approaches to analysing literary texts through
close examination of language and the relation of linguistic structure to the
cognitive processes readers use to understand texts. The module will offer
training in specific methods / techniques appropriate as preparation for
research or professional practice. (RM)
Students will engage with a
series of texts in which various critics discuss the construction of meaning in
texts in relation to linguistic structure and cognitive processes. Students
will be encouraged to relate these critical practices to their own experience
as writers through seminars and in-class discussion.
A student passing this module should be able to:
analyse and evaluate a range of
cognitive approaches to literature;
analyse and critically evaluate a range
of texts using the methods learned;
synthesise wider perspectives on how
readers and writers engage with text and the construction of meaning;
be alert to the possibilities,
criticisms and difficulties involved in cognitive approaches to literature.
use the research tools in the Learning
Centre cogently; and approach longer pieces of writing confidently, in the
knowledge of appropriate strategies for the scholarly discipline of Creative
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