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EL5089: NOVEL IDEAS: READING PROSE FICTION (2018-2019)

Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07


Course Overview

Novel Ideas: Reading Prose Fiction explores the many different voices of the novel from the eighteenth century to the present day, and considers how these voices are assimilated by readers and reading communities. It looks at how this literary form, sometimes regarded as trivial entertainment, has developed into a powerful and highly theorised literary genre, capable of handling complex cultural and psychological material, and of effecting profound social impact. 

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus None. Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alexandra Lewis

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Master of Letters in English Literary Studies (Studied) or Master of Letters in the Novel (Studied) or M Litt in Creative Writing (Studied)
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Novel Ideas: Reading Prose Fiction explores the many different voices of the novel from the eighteenth century to the present day, and considers how these voices are assimilated by readers and reading communities. It looks at how this literary form, sometimes regarded as trivial entertainment, has developed into a powerful and highly theorised literary genre, capable of handling complex cultural and psychological material, and of effecting profound social impact. The course considers three key approaches to the novel: construction, communication and community. It examines strategies for the creation of narrative voice, the relationship of that voice with the reader, and the ways in which novels exist within, and are shaped by, cultural and critical communities.

Further Information & Notes

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Contact Teaching Time

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Teaching Breakdown

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Summative Assessments

Two essays (one 2500 words, 20%, one 3000 words, 70%) and one presentation (10%)

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

None.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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