Introduction to Literary Form

Victoria University of Wellington

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Introduction to Literary Form

  • Host University

    Victoria University of Wellington

  • Location

    Wellington, New Zealand

  • Area of Study

    English, Literature

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    An introduction to literary form, or genre in written text, performance and film, focusing on the conventions of romance, the gothic, and detective fiction. Consideration will be given to such concepts as writing and the imagination, reading as detection, disorder and reordering, the themes of love and justice.

    Learning Objectives
    Students who pass this course will be able to:
    1. be familiar with all of the texts studied on the course;
    2. have developed an understanding of literary form;
    3. read texts critically with close attention to detail;
    4. discuss their findings in a formal academic essay.

    Exercise 1 on the ballad (300 words) and Twelfth Night- 15%
    Exercise 2 on gothic (1300 words)- 15%
    Essay on gothic (1500 words)- 20%
    Examination (3 hours)- 50%

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