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Head of English & Writing

Falmouth University

Introduction to Literary Studies I

This is a compulsory first year module that introduces students to beginning literary criticism through a range of primary texts.

Who takes it?

Students enrolled on BA (Hons) English, BA (Hons) English with Creative Writing, BA (Hons) Creative Writing.

Lectures that I give include:

  • Text and Context: What is Literary Studies?  ...what is it for and how do we do it?
  • Influence and Intertextuality: Dante, Seamus Heaney, Ciaran Carson.
  • William Morris: Sentimental Socialist or Radical Revolutionary
  • Politics of Place in As You Like It: 3 ways of reading a forest
  • Hidden in Plain Sight: Psychoanalysis and Literary Studies
  • I also deliver a first year lecture on Good Academic Practice

Some Lecture Presentations