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Narrative and the Novel - ENGX303

This unit 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 unit, 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.

When Offered:

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

Staff Contact(s): Dr Stephanie Russo

(ENGX120 or ENG110) and two ENGX units at 200 level or above Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): ENGL303
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: OUA
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of English

Faculty of Arts

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