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ALL743 - Foundations in Narrative Theory

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Paul Venzo

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALL603

Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin

Content

Drawing on both theoretical texts and works of fiction, this unit examines the critical application of key aspects of narrative theories to fiction for adults and children. Topics include:

  • types of narration, point of view and focalisation in narrative;
  • beginnings and endings;
  • narrative time;
  • characterisation;
  • theory of genres and modes; and
  • metafiction and experimental fiction.

Assessment

Two analytical exercises each 1000 words (2x 20%) 40%

One essay 3000 words 60%

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