Mini-lectures

What is close reading?

A Film by Future Learn (Free Online Courses)

Close reading is one of the most widespread scholarly methods in literary criticism and constitutes an indispensable tool, the bread and butter, for professional readers.

Learn about its origins and underlying assumptions, which are outlined in this video by Philipp Schweighauser, Professor of American and General Literatures, University of Basel.

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