Undergraduate | GRF-LHS242 | 2024
The Storytellers: Reading Fiction
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- 15 July 2024
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- No prior study
- 13 weeks
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The Storytellers: Reading Fiction
About this subject
After successfully completing this course you should be able to:
- understand and discuss how works of fiction and verse generate meaning, and communicate ideas and emotions to readers;
- understand different types of fiction and verse within their historical contexts, and how context helps to determine thematic structure and content;
- write clearly, perceptively and fluently about literary texts;
- participate actively in, and sometimes lead, group discussion and analysis of literary texts;
- undertake advanced literary studies courses with confidence; and
- appreciate reading fiction and verse as an imaginative, life-enhancing experience.
- Introduction: Reading Fiction
- Using Secondary Reading
- Researching Fiction
- Using secondary Fiction
- Conrad's Heart of Darkness
- Heart of Darkness
- Heart of Darkness: Contexts
- Conrad's Contexts
- Modernism and the Great War
- Poetry of the Great War
- Katherine Mansfield and Modernist short fiction
- Katherine Mansfield's short fiction
- Katharine Mansfield and Virginia Woolf
- Mansfield's short fiction
- Virginia Woolf and Mrs Dalloway
- Mrs Dalloway Form and Theme
- Reading and Research week
- F Scott Fitzgerald and The Great Gatsby
- The Great Gatsby: Form and Theme
- F. Scott Fitzgerald: Contexts
- The Great Gatsby: Critical Heritage
- Research and writing
In The Storytellers: Reading Fiction, you will read, discuss and write about some major Anglo-American novels written over the past 200 years. The subject provides a comprehensive introduction to concepts, tools and techniques required for the analysis of works of fiction. Further, the subject will explore the historical development of various genres and chart the movement from realism to Modernism. Reading Fiction aims to develop the disciplinary grounding necessary for advanced literary studies, but also to introduce you to practices of individual reading and writing that lay the foundations for lifelong learning.
- Preparation, Participation, Discussion Assessment (40%)
- Research Essay 1000 words (20%)
- Research Essay 2000 words (40%)
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