20 Credits AUTUMN



Aims/Description: Stylistic analyses often make claims about a text's effects on 'the reader' or audience. This module asks: who is this 'reader'? How can stylisticians support their claims about textual effect? Students will be introduced to various methods used to investigate the responses of real readers in stylistics, with a central emphasis on verbal data and qualitative analysis. The module's practical focus means students will be engaged in testing out and evaluating these methods, and will complete the module with an understanding of how to design, conduct and reflect upon their own stylistic investigations of real readers.

Staff Contact: WHITELEY SARA
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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