This unit of study explores the development of the modern short story across various cultures and the historical period of 19th–21st centuries. Students will examine, interpret and analyse the structure, conventions, values and literary devices of stories; they will explore techniques that stories employ for character development, plot and cultural reproduction. It will also involve an introductory study of literary genre and literary criticism as these apply to range of short story writers. Students will be encouraged to develop their own interpretation of the significance of the stories in light of literary criticism, and will reflect their own views and values as well as understanding the views and values of the author and their commentary on the society.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):