Literary Studies: The Novel (8144.4)
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|Discipline Of Creative And Cultural Practice||Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit|| Band 1 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 1 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of the unit students will:
1. Demonstrate in written and oral forms ability to critically and creatively analyse the formal, historical and aesthetic qualities of the studied novels; and
2. Demonstrate orally and in writing a creative and critical understanding of theories of the novel.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
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1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
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The set readings are available in the co-op bookshop; online; or on e-reserve which can be accessed through the unit Moodle site.
1) read these prior to the lecture and tutorial each week,
2) be prepared to discuss readings in class.
Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice. [Available at Co-op bookshop and UC library.]
- Anton Chekhov, "Misery." [E-reserve]
- Kate Chopin, "A Pair of Silk Stockings." [E-reserve]
- Excerpt - Isabel Allende, The House of the Spirits (chapter 1). [E-reserve]
- Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises. [Available at Co-op bookshop and UC library.]
- Excerpt - James Joyce, Ulysses. [E-reserve]
Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar. [Available at Co-op bookshop and UC library.]
Jennifer Egan, A Visit from the Goon Squad. [Available at Co-op bookshop and UC library.]
- Jhumpa Lahiri, "The Interpreter of Maladies." [E-reserve]
- Excerpt - Xiaolu Guo, 20 Fragments of a Ravenous Youth. [E-reserve]
- Excerpt – Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary. [E-reserve.]
- Excerpt - Seth Grahame-Smith, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. [E-reserve.]
- Excerpt - Curtis Sittenfeld, Eligible. [E-reserve.]
- Gelder, Ken. "Popular Fiction: The Opposite of Literature." (Chap. 1) in Popular Fiction: The Logics and Practices of a Literary Field. New York: Routledge, 2004. Pages 11-40. [E-reserve]
Any recommended readings will be posted on Moodle under the relevant week; where possible, they will also be made available on e-reserve.
In addition to the readings listed above, students are expected to locate and read supplementary texts relevant to the preparation of assessment items.
It is anticipated that, in order to be able to pass this unit, students will need to attend at least 80% of the tutorial classes and lectures. Students attending less than this amount are likely to have difficulty passing this unit.
Required IT skills
The ability to use common personal computing applications (MS word, internet browsers) and search online databases.
The only in-unit cost for this unit is the texts that the student chooses to purchase.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Literary Studies: The Novel does not require work-integrated learning.