ALL743 - Foundations in Narrative Theory

Year:

2021 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online), CBD*

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

ALL603

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar in weeks 1, 3, 6, and 9

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including 2 (two) scheduled online workshops and 1 x 2-hour seminar equivalent

Note:

*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery

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.

Unit Fee Information

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