- TBC - the unit is still being developed
ENGX120 and two ENGX subjects at 200 level or above
No special requirements
This subject explores narrative technique in the novel. We will study recent theories of how narratives work and apply these ideas to the interpretation of novels with apparently different aims and strategies, including realism, experimentation with form, and the use of the genre as a vehicle for social commentary or humour. Particular attention will be paid to reconceptualisations of the genre, and different theories accounting for the construction of meaning in narrative. In this subject, students will learn advanced textual analysis and critical practice, including how to interpret and describe the way time and pace are managed; the representation of character and agency; the presentation of consciousness and memory; subjectivity; metafiction; and style and rhetoric in prose fiction.
- Assignment 1 - 2000 words (30%)
- Assignment 2 - 2500 words (40%)
- Assignment 3 - online forum (20%)
- Assignment 4 - reflection statement (10%)