NARRATIVE ANALYSIS

ENG2NAA

2016

Credit points: 15

This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship is about learning to live in an interconnected world, including the social, environmental, political and economic challenges this brings.

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, 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. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential. Global Citizenship entails deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world. From the point of view of literary studies, this is implied in the ways by which we write and read our-selves and others across cultures and boundaries. This subject offers students an in-creased capacity to identify and communicate our subjectivity and intersubjectivity in a global environment. Importantly, it also helps students imagine the needs of future citizens of the world through their fictions.

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.

Learning resources

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsListen DeeplyPrescribedKemarre Wallace, K.,IAD PRESS 2010
ReadingsRings of SaturnPrescribedSebald, WG.LONDON: HARVILL PRESS 1996
ReadingsThe Invention of SolitudePrescribedAuster, PPENGUIN 1988
ReadingsThe Map and the Territory;PrescribedHouellebecq, M.LONDON: WILLIAM HEINEMANN 2011
ReadingsBlood MeridianPrescribedMcCarthy, C.Random House

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify and apply relevant critical and theoretical concepts to analyse narrative, text, and aesthetic form, and the relationships between them

Activities:
Write clear, well-organized and proof read short pieces and a longer essay
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

02. Develop students# literary knowledge to achieve fluency in multiple creative and critical approaches to narrative and aesthetic form that help students recognise how the humanities respond to global change

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

03. Organise and express a persuasive written argument about a literary text, supported by appropriate evidence

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

04. Demonstrate a critical sensibility in the analysis of literary texts from diverse social, cultural and linguistic backgrounds

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

05. Learn a creative and critical vocabulary for exploring the complex relationships that connect us to our cultural contexts by a deepening appreciation and discernment of a range of narrative styles and authorial voices from around the world.

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:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking,Quantitative Literacy,Cultural Literacy)

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students please note that this is instead of the face-to-face seminar"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
workbook 2000 wordsDraft of Workbook 200-500 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Bendigo, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students please note that this is instead of the face-to-face seminar"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
workbook 2000 wordsDraft of Workbook 200-500 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students please note that this is instead of the face-to-face seminar"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
workbook 2000 wordsDraft of Workbook 200-500 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Mildura, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students please note that this is instead of the face-to-face seminar"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
workbook 2000 wordsDraft of Workbook 200-500 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Shepparton, 2016, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorSofia Ahlberg

Class requirements

Scheduled Online Class Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours scheduled online class per week on weekdays at night from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"Students please note that this is instead of the face-to-face seminar"

Lecture/Workshop Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 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 face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
workbook 2000 wordsDraft of Workbook 200-500 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Essay 2000 words50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05