LIT107 : Studying Prose

Convenor(s): Dr Veronica Barnsley


Please note: This module may or may not run in any given semester. Please check with the tutor.

General Information

Studying Prose provides an introduction to university-level thinking, studying, and writing about prose fiction. The main focus of the course is on introducing the main elements of form and technique in literary fiction, and on helping students to develop the analytical skills necessary to produce their own sophisticated and original readings of texts. By introducing the general study of a major literary genre, Studying Prose offers preparation for the more specialised courses that follow in levels two and three. Texts studied include a diverse range of prose fiction from the 19th and 20th centuries.


Teaching will be by two lectures and one seminar weekly. Lectures will introduce and discuss all the key topics and skills listed in the outcomes. Seminars provide an opportunity for students to discuss issues that arise in lectures, their responses to the set literary reading, and to develop their close-reading skills.


One close-reading paper (30%) and one research essay (70%).

Contact Details

0114 222037

Information last changed: Wednesday 24th of August 2016 :: 04:08:43 PM (BST)


The University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK