The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK
EGH207 : Writing the Real
Dr Joe Bray
Please note: This module may or may not run in any given semester. Please check with the tutor.
This module explores the often problematic relationship between literature and 'the real world', using a range of stylistic approaches. We will consider why 'realism' is such a difficult term to get to grips with; why describing a fictional or dramatic text as 'realistic' can be a very politically charged act; how ideas of 'the real' have changed over time; and what effects the inclusion of 'real' materials into fictional works may have. We will explore 'the real' in a wide range of prose and drama texts, including works by George Eliot and Kurt Vonnegut.
Lectures, Seminars, Independent Study
A stylistic analysis of a passage of fictional prose of 1,500 words (30%), followed by a final essay of 2,500 words (70%) on a text of your choice (which can be either prose or drama).
Dr Joe Bray
Information last changed: Tuesday 15th of March 2016 :: 04:02:51 PM (GMT)
Please note: This module
may or may not run in any individual session. Please check with the