An Introduction to Literature

This is a gateway course that conveys the excitement of doing close reading and literary analysis. It also looks at different genres and the interaction between the student and literary text, and the inevitability of multiple meanings and perspectives.

We help you become familiar with literary analysis through a close and critical reading of texts and appreciate the difference between canonical and non-canonical material, and help you become closely acquainted with literary forms like drama, poetry, short stories and the novel. This course is aimed to help you as a reader understand the multiple meanings and perspectives between you, the literary text and the contexts in which they are made.