Topics


Topics are: Towards characterizing literary linguistics; Collocation, deviation and word play; Prosody, parallelism and performance; Discourse into discourse; Narration and representation of speech and thought; Reader positioning and response.

 

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Objectives


This course treats literature as discourse and introduces the theory and practice of stylistics. It is designed to equip students with the techniques for making a critical analysis of and an aesthetic response to the subtle workings of language in texts of differing degrees of literariness.

 

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Organisation


The course will comprise lectures, seminars and class activities

 

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Assessment


100% coursework consisting of:
- Individual essay (60%)
- Group project - oral presentation and written report (30%)
- Participation in class activities (10%)

 

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Texts


There is no textbook, but the primary reading is Montgomery, M. , Durant, A., Fabb, N., Firmoss. T., & Mills, S. (2007). Ways of reading: Advanced reading skills for students of English literature (3rd ed.). London: Routledge. This is available as an e-book through the library. Additional reading will be provided at the beginning of the course.

 

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Last updated: 26 June 2018