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Analysing Narrative Fiction

  • Qualification:

    Undergraduate unit

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  • Payment options:

    HECS-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    13 weeks

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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Course Unit
A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

What you'll learn

About this unit

This unit is a natural follow up to Understanding Narrative Fiction, and will develop your understanding of narrative analysis through a study of approaches, concepts and key tools applied to narrative fiction.

The program is divided into two modules, 'Modernism' and 'Beyond Modernism' and is concerned with key developments in prose fiction of the early 20th century. Key works of fiction that may be covered during the unit include:

  • The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Mrs Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  • Death in Venice and Other Stories, Thomas Mann
  • The Bloody Chamber and Other Stories, Angela Carter
  • Atonement, Ian McEwan

The unit aims are directed towards developing a range of technical tools and concepts to analyse narrative fiction, and construct suitably sophisticated critical analyses of these texts. A final research essay (40% of your overall mark) will bring together the skills learned during the unit, and evidence your ability to undertake literary research at an advanced level.




To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have successfully completed the following unit:

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

Areas of study

In this Analysing Narrative unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Understanding Narrative Fiction
  • Working with case studies
  • Writing about literature
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Career outcomes

Successful completion of this unit will provide you with the disciplinary grounding desirable for anyone wishing to pursue further academic study in the field of literature. You should feel confident in using a range of technical tools and concepts, and possess the ability to apply these in your analysis of narrative fiction. Your studies will culminate in a research essay designed to evidence the skills and knowledge you have gained over the duration of the course.

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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