Postgraduate Coursework Units of Study

ENGL6992 - Henry James and the Art of Fiction

Semester 1, 2018  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Matthew Benjamin Sussman
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In addition to writing distinctive short stories and novels, Henry James was a voluminous critic whose writings on the art of fiction have shaped modern approaches to the novel. In this unit, we read selections from James's critical writings alongside his novels and tales to compare the author's evolving theory of fiction with his practice of it. Matters of special interest include Anglo-American literary culture; strategies of characterization and narration; experiments in literary style; the purpose of fiction; and the ethics of representation.


1x1000wd seminar presentation (20%), 1x1000wd annotated bibliography (20%), 1x4000wd essay (60%)


1x2hr seminar/week


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