20 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: In this module you will consider how the contemporary novel in English experiments with narrative style and technique, and the effects that are generated as a result. The module will start with a basic recap of key narrative concepts, in order to enable appreciation of the ways in which contemporary writers play with traditional narratological concepts. Some of the styles we will look at include: disruptions to chronological sequence; second-person narration; first-person free indirect discourse. We will also look at how such techniques generate or hinder the construction of experiences such as identification and empathy in the reader.

Staff Contact: BRAY JOSEPH D
Teaching Methods: Seminars, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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