University of Technology Sydney

024411 English Study 1: Shapes and Patterns in Literary Narrative from Sendak to Shakespeare

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This one-session subject introduces the concept of literature as a continuum which includes the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm, the novels of the Brontë sisters, the children's stories of Maurice Sendak and the plays of William Shakespeare. It develops and encourages theoretical understandings of literary concepts, narrative, and narrative and character patterns and archetypes. A wide range of children's books and other literary texts is studied, with particular reference to the prescribed texts. Students are expected to develop and demonstrate an understanding of a range of literary concepts and research skills in the fields of literature and literary theory.

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