Popular Fictions: Novels and their Afterlives - ARTS2038

Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

School: School of the Arts and Media

Course Outline: School of the Arts and Media

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1; or 24 units of credit and enrolment in a Creative Writing minor in Arts/Law (4782)

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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Subject Area: English
This course can also be studied in the following specialisation: Creative Writing

This course introduces students to the study of the novel through a consideration of its diverse and changing forms since the eighteenth century. The focus of the course is on the ways the novel has persisted as a mass genre, adapting in response to shifts in its audiences and to the technologies through which they access long-form narratives. We will consider questions of canonicity, celebrity, global proliferation and contemporary reference in relation to the novel. Possible modules include: celebrity authors; nineteenth- and twentieth-century true crime writing; film and television remakes of canonical novels; the early novel as an adaptation of older narrative forms such as romance and epic.


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