|Course Code :||1007FLWTLA|
|Semester:||Semester: 2nd semester|
|Study load (hours):||112|
|Contract restrictions: ||No contract restriction|
|Language of instruction :||Dutch|
|Exam period:||exam in the 2nd semester|
At the start of this course the student should have acquired the following competences:
Specific prerequisites for this course:
Students should already be familiar with Western philosophy and have acquired critical insight into the concept of the 'literary genre'.
Familiarity with older Western literature is a plus
2. Learning outcomes
An enhanced critical insight in the developments or, as the case may be, shifts in western thought on the nature and role of literature; an enhanced critical insight into the relationship between historically fluctuating opinions on the nature and role of literature and the temporary dominance of rhetorical devices; an enhanced critical insight into the historical significance of a series of 'classics' of Western literature; the ability to discuss a series of post-modern legitimation issues.
3. Course contents
In a series of stories, the course reconstructs i./ how Western thought on the nature and role of literature, as well as on the appropriateness and effectiveness of rhetoric devices, has developed since Plato and Aristotle, and ii./ how the foundation of this great tradition was rocked in the nineteenth century. The starting point for our exploration is a representational model borrowed from Jacques Derrida's grammatology. The central notion is the much-debated crisis of the book in our so-called image culture. From this perspective, and on the basis of a number of texts that are characteristic for the eras discussed, the course considers a number of crucial poetical shifts. The emphasis is on the interrelatedness of literary facts with their historical-material context.
4. Teaching method
Class contact teaching: Lectures
5. Assessment method and criteria
Examination: Oral with written preparation
Written assignment: With oral presentation
6. Study material
The necessary study material shall be made available in due course, either on paper or via Blackboard.
The following study material can be studied on a voluntary basis:
J. den Boeft, F. Brandsma & T. Hoendelaars [eds.], Denken over dichten: dertig eeuwen poëticale reflectie, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam, 1994.
7. Contact information
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