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ALL743 - Narrative Theory and Children's Literature

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Unit chair:C Bradford
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALL603

Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

Drawing on both theoretical texts and works of fiction, this unit examines the critical application of key aspects of narrative theories to children's fiction. 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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