CLIT7020 Introduction to Research Methods [Section 2A, 2018]

This advanced course prepares students to do theory-informed research in literary, film, and cultural studies. It offers an in-depth study of the key authors, concepts, ongoing debates, and sub-fields in literary, film, and cultural analysis that inform, transform and question the ways to engage texts and the world. Some questions we pose are: How do theories approach narratives, discourse, form, genre, ideology, subjectivity, and imaginary? How do analyses of texts, practices, reception, production contexts engage cultural economy, power, politics, and historiography?  Research methods covered in the course include: narrative analysis, formal analysis, authorship studies, genre studies, discourse analysis, ideological analysis, and ecocritical analysis.