30 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: This module explores twenty-first century fiction through an investigation of the shortlisted titles and winner of the previous year's Man Booker Prize for Fiction, awarded to `the very best book of the year' which is written in English and published in the UK. We will examine the Man Booker prize (alongside the proliferation of other literary prizes) as a cultural practice, and consider the roles such prizes play in contemporary literary culture. We will also study the individual novels from a range of relevant critical perspectives, situating them in relation to the emerging themes, styles and concerns of contemporary literature

Staff Contact: Michelle Wegrzyska
Teaching Methods: Tutorials, Independent Study, students are required to make regular contributions to the online discussion board
Assessment: Course work, 4 x short essays derived from online discussions, 750 words each. (Students will complete 5 essays and the best 4 marks will be recorded.)

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