ATS2410 - Narrative - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

Literary Studies


Dr John Hawke

Unit guides



  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


The unit will investigate story-telling, narrative literature and the role of narrative in a range of cultural contexts. What constitutes narrative? What are its primary features? How does story-telling communicate meaning? How do we construct effective narrative texts? What do we do with narrative? What is the future of narrative? The texts studied are drawn from a variety of genres and countries.


On successfully completing the unit students should be able to:

  1. Identify and describe different forms of narrative;
  2. Analyse different narrative genres, devices and techniques;
  3. Apply some of the theoretical perspectives developed in literary and cultural studies disciplines for the critical analysis of narrative;
  4. Identify and account for historical perspectives and conventions within which literature and other narrative texts are produced.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. A unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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Chief examiner(s)

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


Two gateway units in Literary studies, or permission from the unit coordinator.


ATS3410, AZA2410, AZA3410