units

ATS2513

Faculty of Arts

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitEnglish
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr. John Hawke

Notes

Previously coded ENH2770

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)

Contact hours

2 hours (1 lecture and 1 tutorial) per week

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

Prerequisites

A first-year sequence in English