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G-LSUD1 Lit127 Workshop in Critical Writing: Fiction

G-LSUD1 Lit127 Workshop in Critical Writing: Fiction

Compulsory | Teaching hours: 3 | Credits: 3 | ECTS: 6

Description

This course introduces students to the literary genre of fiction and to the critical concepts used to interpret narrative texts. It also teaches students how to construct a written interpretation of fictional works. Sample analyses of a range of short stories will be made in class with emphasis on the way meaning is constructed for each individual reader. Critical concepts such as point of view, plot, theme, allegory and symbolism, and realism versus fantasy, will be discussed within the context of individual readings of stories. In addition, students will be instructed and tested on how to construct a valid written interpretation of a work of fiction. Expected learning outcomes: ĽFamiliarization of students with basic skills in the close reading of short fiction. ĽFamiliarization with the basic critical terminology used in the analysis of fiction. ĽAbility to connect literary texts to their social-historical context. ĽTraining in the construction of a literary critical essay, providing a thesis with relevant examples. Recommended Bibliography? Course booklet with selected short texts. Distribution of Course Outline with thematic units and exam material? YES Distribution of textbook: NO Distribution of related bibliography: NO

Assessment methods: depending on the instructor
a) Two in-class essays (20% +20%) and a final examination (60%)       OR

b) Two essays, one written as a mid-term test  in class (20%) and the other written at home (with frequent consultation with the instructor, 20%),
class participation and class tasks (10%),  plus a final examination (50%).

Teaching

SemesterGroupDayFromToRoomInstructor
Winter aWednesday11:00 13:30112 ­.ŕ. Delioglanis Vasilios
Winter bWednesday13:30 16:00112 ­.ŕ. Dimitriadis Giorgos
Spring aFriday11:00 13:30417 Botonaki Efi
Spring bFriday11:00 13:3001 Ý.­. Roupakia Lydia

Course files

Course Outline