Studying literature is so much more than ‘the blue curtains reflect the protagonist’s sadness’. Analysing texts can be a bold, exciting and radical act! In this cycle of six lessons, you will be introduced to six main schools of literary theory (Marxism, feminism, gender studies & queer theory, postcolonialism and animal studies & ecocriticism). What you will learn will both complement and challenge what you have been taught in the classroom and help you see your favourite literary texts (and maybe even the world) in a whole new light!
Try the quiz below to see how much you’ve learnt today!