Convenors: Dr. Stuart Middleton, Department of History; Dr. Fiona Farnsworth, Department of English & Comparative Literary Studies
Office hours 2021-22:
Lectures: online for 2021-22; see relevant page in 'Module outline'
Seminars: Thursdays, 10-11 and 11-12
Paul Klee, Angelus Novus (1920). See Unit 5, week 21.
History and Textuality explores how history and literary studies operate as distinct fields of intellectual inquiry. It examines some of the chief methods that historians and literary scholars use; the kinds of knowledge or understanding they produce; and particularly the ways in which that knowledge or understanding is shaped by its textuality.
REQUIRED TEXTS - to be purchased if possible:
Please make sure to purchase the edition specified above to ensure that we can all refer to the same page numbers. (In particular, note that we shall be reading the original, 1818 text of Frankenstein in the most recent Penguin Classics edition.)