An Introduction to Literature

What is literature?

This course will help you answer this question yourself through a study of different literary forms, genres and texts. 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.