General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title Literary Theory
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Marcin Telicki
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position profesor uczelni
Faculty Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology
Semester 2023/2024 (winter)
Duration 30
USOS code 03-AP-LT


20 hours online; 10 hours on site

Online/on site classes will be individually scheduled by the lecturer.
Online classes: MS Teams, Tuesday, 9.45-11.15. 
On-site classes: Tuesday, 9.45-11.15; Collegium Maius, Fredry 10 Street, 222 room.

Module aim (aims)

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

Synchronous online classes (20 hours) - basic computer and MS Teams skills 


Course learning content:

The determinants of a literary text (in the context of selected methodologies)
The place of analysis and interpretation in literary studies
Literary text as a structure, sign, message
Issues of reception of a literary text
Intertextuality as a category in literary studies
Literary genre, literary convention
Literary tradition and the ways of understanding it
Theories of 20th and 21st century literature (e.g., poststructuralism, deconstruction, neopragmatism, feminism, gender, queer, new historicism, cultural studies, postcolonialism)

Reading list