Subject details

  • Topics
    • Working with case studies
    • Writing about literature
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Printable format materials

At the completion of this subject you will:

  1. have confidence and skill in using a range of technical tools and concepts to analyse novels and short stories
  2. construct effective arguments about literary texts
  3. write clearly, perceptively and fluently about literary texts
  4. undertake research on literary topics
  5. undertake advanced work in literary studies with confidence in their disciplinary grounding
  6. appreciate reading fiction as an imaginative, life-enhancing experience.

Together with Narrative Fiction A, this subject makes a significant contribution to lifelong learning.

  • Assignment 1 - Research Essay (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Essay 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 - Essay 2 (30%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject continues the works of LCS22 Understanding Narrative Fiction in developing your ability to study fiction (in the form of novels and short stories) through practising some of the key tools, concepts and approaches of narrative analysis. The two content modules, 'Modernism' and 'Beyond Modernism', provide an overview of key developments in prose fiction since the  early twentieth century. The final assessment item, a research essay, requires you to undertake an extended piece of writing about literature.

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