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At the end of this module students will:
• Be able to describe the difference between philosophy and literature with reference to a variety of approaches to this relationship
• Be able to participate in high-level critical discussions of both philosophical and literary texts.
• Be familiar with the continental philosophical tradition
• Be able to draw connections between philosophical and literary texts, and to compare and contrast them in written work as appropriate.
• Have an understanding of the role of different sorts of texts in the production of various identities.
In this course we will approach the relationship between philosophy and literature through a phenomenological framework by asking: 'what is the experience of reading philosophy and what is the experience of reading literature?' The aim is to discover the manner in which each genre of text reveals something of the human experience but to precisely question the extent to which that revelation actually impacts upon the reader's experience of being human.
|Student Effort Type
|Autonomous Student Learning
|Seminar (or Webinar)
It is recommended that students doing this module should have some prior knowledge of philosophy. You are advised to consult the module co-ordinator in advance of selecting this module if you have not previously studied philosophy.
|% of Final Grade
|Essay: Essay on themes and thinkers from the course. Topic decided by student in consultation with the MC.
|Coursework (End of Trimester)
|Continuous Assessment: TBD
|Throughout the Trimester
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback will be provided individually on each piece of assignment.