Module Identifier ENM5120  
Academic Year 2001/2002  
Co-ordinator Dr Patricia Duncker  
Semester Semester 2  
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