Introduction to Narrative
Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
This course aims to provide students with some essential tools for the study of narrative. The primary focus is literary fiction, but examples will be drawn from a variety of genres and media for comparative purposes. Students will be introduced to distinctive aspects of narrative form and provided with a basic critical vocabulary for the accurate analysis of narrative texts.
Students who pass this course should be able to:
1) understand the qualities of narrative through a range of critical and narrative texts;
2) display familiarity with important narratological terms and concepts;
3) develop the skills of critically focussed reading through close analysis;
4) understand the relationship between narrative form and content;
5) understand what is distinctive about the ways different media produce narratives;
6) explicate the relationship between the formal features and content of selected narratives.
critical exercise 1 (600 words)- 15%
critical exercise 2 (600 words)- 15%
class test- 30%
analysis essay (1200 words maximum)- 40%
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