When students have completed this unit, they will be able to identify some of the textual characteristics commonly associated with 'romance' and with 'realism'. Students will be able to discuss the usefulness and validity of the terms for defining texts and they will also be able to discuss the development and adaptation of 'realism' and 'romance' narratives, and challenges to them, in a number of fiction and critical texts.
ACL2001 - Reading Contemporary Fiction
ACL2002 - Studying Poetry and Poetics
Students enrolled in course code ABAB and LBLA must complete at least 72 credit points (equivalent to 6 units) in Year 1 before undertaking any Level 2 units.
|1.||Engage with the key issues in late modern English Language prose fiction, its history and significant themes;|
|2.||Present literary arguments in a variety of verbal and textual settings and formats;|
|3.||Use discussion and debate to solve complex problems; and|
|4.||Negotiate literary representations of modernism and gender theory through the study of prose fiction texts.|
|Presentation||Analysis of class readings.||25%|
|Assignment||Short analysis of two literary characters and their relationship in one of the set novels.||30%|
|Essay||Critical response to a chosen essay question.||45%|
Where to next?
As part of a course
You can choose to study this unit as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to structure your course to include this unit.
VU takes care to ensure the accuracy of this unit information, but reserves the right to change or withdraw courses offered at any time. Please check that unit information is current with the Student Contact Centre.