NARRATIVE ANALYSIS

ENG2NAA

2015

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this second-year core subject, students will be introduced to key questions in the study of twentieth- and twenty-first-century narrative, including: what is narrative, what is text, what is aesthetic form and how does it shape narrative possibilities? Students will work with examples from fiction and non-fiction, including: realism, magical realism and anti-realism, and the autobiographic text. The subject will bridge literary studies and creative writing, enhancing the critical and creative skills of students' writing practices.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 15 credit points of first year English or HUS1PWR

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions This is the second-year core subject for an English Major in the Bachelor of Arts degree.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsBlood MeridianPrescribedMcCarthy, C.,VINTAGE BOOKS, 1992
ReadingsListen DeeplyPrescribedKemarre Wallace, K.,IAD PRESS 2010
ReadingsRings of SaturnPrescribedSebald, WG.LONDON: HARVILL PRESS 1996
ReadingsKrik? Krak!PrescribedDanticat, EdwidgeN/A
ReadingsThe Invention of SolitudePrescribedAuster, PPENGUIN 1988
ReadingsThe Map and the Territory;PrescribedHouellebecq, M.LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN 2011

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Clarity and correctness of expression, clarity in argument

Activities:
Write clear, well-organized and proof read short pieces and a longer essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)

02. Critical and practical appreciation of basic narrative strategies and qualities

Activities:
Write short pieces and a longer essay demonstrating critical appreciation of the issues in specific cases; engage in informed tutorial discussions of the prescribed texts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Speaking (Speaking)
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Writing (Writing)

03. Critical appreciation of a range of narrative genres and of narratives across time

Activities:
Write short pieces and a longer essay demonstrating critical appreciation of the issues in specific cases; engage in informed tutorial discussions of the prescribed texts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)
Writing (Writing)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Speaking (Speaking)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Teamwork (Teamwork)

04. Facility in critical and analytical reasoning, including the ability to assess other arguments

Activities:
Write short pieces and a longer essay demonstrating critical and analytical reasoning in specific cases; engage rationally with diverse views in tutorial discussions of the prescribed texts
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Speaking (Speaking)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)

05. Time management skills

Activities:
Work in a sustained fashion week to week on the online modules, attend tutorials regularly and participate in discussion in a way that demonstrates good preparation.
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Teamwork (Teamwork)
Writing (Writing)
Speaking (Speaking)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2015, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.

Seminar Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours seminar per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05