Courses & Units

Telling Tales: Literature and Narrative HEN201

Hobart, Launceston

Note:

Students enrolled to take this unit internally in Launceston will access the lectures recordings online, and, attend face-to-face tutorials on campus.

Introduction

How much of a tale is in the telling? This unit introduces concepts, terms and skills used in the analysis of literary narrative, and applies them to texts drawn from a wide range of genres, periods and nations. The unit will consider key topics in narrative analysis, such as: narrative voice and point of view; the relationship between author, narrator and reader; narrative time; narrative and genre; the unreliable narrator; adaptation of literary narratives to film; the ways literary texts open and close; narrative poetry; and narrative theory.

Summary

Unit name Telling Tales: Literature and Narrative
Unit code HEN201
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline English
Coordinator

Dr Robert Clarke

Teaching staff

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Analyse selected texts, demonstrating understanding of: their narrative form, genre, and context; key theories of narrative used in literary theory.
  2. Construct an argument supported by: evidence from your chosen text(s); engagement with secondary critical material.
  3. Communicate coherently through; critical written and/or oral form as appropriate; participation in and critical reflection upon learning.

Fees

Domestic

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091523 $493.0 $493.0 not applicable $1,729.0

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Requisites

Prerequisites

25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

On Campus:  
Five contact hours fortnightly (13 weeks)

Off Campus:
1 hour per week audio recorded lectures (13 weeks) accessed online
Online exercises and activities

Assessment

Task 1: Tutorial Participation (10%)

Task 2: Reading Responses (30%)

Task 3: Research Essay (50%)

Task 4: Tutorial Participation (On-Campus)/Discussion Facilitation (Off-Campus) (10%)

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Textbooks

Required

TBA

Recommended

Booktopia textbook links

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