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ENH2770

Faculty of Arts

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)John Hawke

Synopsis

The unit provides a historical and theoretical introduction to the short story, using a wide range of examples from Britain, the United States and Australia as well as a few from Russia, France, Japan, South Africa, South America and Ireland. Stories are selected in order to illustrate key elements and modes of fiction and narratological issues, which may be studied with particular advantage in such a concentrated literary form. Approximately four stories will be studied each week.

Assessment

Essay (2000 words): 50%
Class presentation (1500 words): 30%
Examination (1 hour): 20%

Chief examiner(s)

John Hawke

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study

English

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in English