Studies in Literature - ETS4U
ILC Course Code: ETS4U-A
Grade 12, University Preparation, 1.0 credit
This course is for students with a special interest in literature and literary criticism. The course focuses on genres. You will analyze a range of forms and stylistic elements of literary texts and respond personally, critically, and creatively to them. You will also assess critical interpretations, and write analytical essays.
Note: This course is delivered online through My ILC. All lessons are in electronic form and can be downloaded and printed by the student if desired. All assignments must be submitted online using the assignment submission tool (part of My ILC). For special circumstances: Contact Learner Services.
Online submission of course work is required for this course using Microsoft Word © or OpenOffice Writer.
Materials provided on loan
Sweetness in the Belly, The French Lieutenant's Woman, Different Seasons, and Frankenstein
Unit 1: Introduction to Literary Theory and Analysis
Lesson 1 - What Is Literature?
Lesson 2 - Introduction to Theories of Literary Criticism
Lesson 3 - New Reading Theory and Sweetness in the Belly
Lesson 4 - The Narrator, Narrative Structures and Techniques
Lesson 5 - Characters and Immigrant Experiences
Unit 2: Archetypal Literary Theory
Lesson 6 - Northrop Frye on Archetypal Literary Theory
Lesson 7 - Interpretations of Mythology and Jung's "Collective Unconscious"
Lesson 8 - The Archetypal Five-Phase Hero Journey Formula
Lesson 9 - The Hero Quest in Stephen King's The Body
Lesson 10 - The Hero Realization
Unit 3: Historical-Biographical Literary Theory
Lesson 11 - Historical-Biographical Literary Theory and Tennyson's "The Lady of Shalott"
Lesson 12 - The Romantic Interest in Nature and "The Sublime"
Lesson 13 - Biographical Literary Theory and the Creation of the "Monster" in Frankenstein
Lesson 14 - The Theme of Isolation in Frankenstein
Lesson 15 - The Outcast Character as a True Critic of Society
Unit 4: A Postmodernist Approach to Literature
Lesson 16 - Postmodernism and Chapter 1 of The French Lieutenant's Woman, a Constructed Text
Lesson 17 - Narrative Viewpoint, Metafiction, and The French Lieutenant's Woman
Lesson 18 - Representations of Social Class
Lesson 19 - Deconstructing Gender
Lesson 20 - The Multiple Endings
This is the English version of the course.
This course is not currently available in French. Please check back often for new course releases.