Telling Stories: Narrative Strategies in 19th and 20th Century Fiction in French (MLF2068)

15 credits

Telling stories is an activity embedded in all societies; but how do stories work? This module gives you the opportunity to study the development of fictional narrative in French between the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth century. We will consider the building blocks of narrative, including character, chronology, perspective and point of view. How are readers manipulated by the ways in which authors construct their narratives? By studying fictions drawn from different periods, you will actively build a sense of literary-historical development, whilst honing critical skills that will be profitable across all of your literary and cultural modules.