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ENH3405 - Contemporary Fiction

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Paul Atkinson


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


The unit requires students to study a number of examples of recent fiction, drawn from a range of traditions (West Indian, US, British, for example) and exemplifying different kinds of formal developments. Issues include social, feminist and historical concerns in the texts studied


Students successfully completing the subject will have;

  1. Demonstrated an ability to analyse and evaluate textual representations in terms of: stylistic elements; narrative form; aspects of literary theory (genre, authorship, postmodernism, psychoanalysis);
  2. Literature and its relation to historical and social contexts.
  3. Students will also have developed an understanding of a range of critical and theoretical approaches to literary studies and their place in the wider field of cultural studies. At third year level students will be able to demonstrate a more extended understanding of these theoretical issues.


Essay (2000 words) : 40%
Examination (2.5 hours) : 60%

Contact hours

2 hours (1 x 1 hour lecture and 1 x 1 hour tutorial) per week


COM1010 or GSC1402 and COM1020 or GSC1901 or equivalents


WRT2405, ENH2405, WRT3405, GSC2405, GSC3405