John Fowles. The French Lieutenant's Woman. Penguin, 1969
Ideas of Authorship
Examines how contemporary authors conceive of literature's relations to life and literary theory. Aims to provide students with a critical understanding of selected classical theory (inspiration and imitation) and twentieth-century theory (primarily structuralism, post-structuralism and postmodernism) and how these inform the literary texts.
Roland Barthes. The Death of the Author. New York: Hill and Wang, 1977
David Lodge. Author, Author. Penguin, 2005
3,500-word essay (60%), 2-hr exam (40%)