Theoretical reading

What is the philosophy behind Part 3: Literature - text and context? By reading more background information on literary criticism, you gain a better understanding of your Part 3 texts. Writers and thinkers have been approaching texts differently for ages. The method of analysis guides the analysis itself. There is no such thing as neutrality. 

In these pages you can learn more about the fields of criticial discourse analysis, new historicism, postcolonial criticism and stylistics. You might consider how they inform your exploration of texts.  

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Comments 1

Susan Zimmermann 23 October 2017 - 04:48

For Paper 2, the question states that responses must address language, structure and context. I am not sure why structure and language are mentioned in particular. For example, criterion A addresses context and criterion C addresses stylistic features. If possible, I would like more clarification on how students address each criterion.

Thank you.

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