Module Identifier ENM5120  
Academic Year 2000/2001  
Semester Intended For Use In Future Years  
Next year offered N/A  
Next semester offered N/A  
Other staff Dr Patricia Duncker  
Course delivery Seminar   2 hours per week  
Assessment Essay   Students will present a longer piece of their own work or a selection of shorter pieces which they have produced during the option, with a critical commentary on their methods and intentions. Length 5,000 words.    

Brief description
This mode is about the implications of using specific forms and genres and the way in which these can determine meanings. We will look at some short texts in preparation for each class.

1. The Politics of Form

Quest fiction/Adventure, Domestic/Enclosure Fiction/Closure

2. Myths and Tales

Collective subjectivity, collective destinies, gender politics and the coerciveness of old stores

3. Autobiographical Fiction

Confession, testimony, witness, the construction of the self, inventing your own life, lying

4. Censorship and Codes

What is not said, what cannot be said, cultural taboos, self-censorship

5. The Sexual Scene

How to write the erotic without being pornographic
How to be pornographic
The interesting cliches of sexual sadism