Students enrolled to take this unit internally in Launceston will access the lectures recordings online, and, attend face-to-face tutorials on campus.
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.
|Unit name||Telling Tales: Literature and Narrative|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Coordinator||Doctor Robert Clarke|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 1||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- analyse selected texts, demonstrating understanding of: their narrative form, genre, and context; key theories of narrative used in literary theory
- construct an argument supported by: evidence from your chosen text(s); engagement with secondary critical material
- communicate coherently through; critical written and/or oral form as appropriate; participation in and critical reflection upon learning
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
- Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
- HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
- FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4
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Prerequisites25 points at introductory level in any discipline in any faculty
|Assessment||Tutorial participation (10%)|Tutorial Presentation (On-Campus)/Discussion Facilitation (Off-Campus) (10%)|Reading Responses (30%)|Research Essay (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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