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How to Read a Novel

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  • The course examines specific techniques relating to plotting and temporality including flashbacks, unreliable narration and framed narratives.
  • The course considers ways of understanding character, such as behaviour and motives.
  • It explores issues relating to the presentation of dialogue, including conversational mood and dialect voices.
  • The course examines the impact of various different settings on the development of plot and character.
  • It invites learners to test their understanding through weekly quizzes and a final peer assessment task.
  • The four novels explored for this course are:

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Rating 5.0 based on 1 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 2 hours per week
Starts Feb 12 (6 weeks ago)
Cost $74
From The University of Edinburgh via FutureLearn
Instructors Alex Lawrie, Andrew Taylor, Anna Girling
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Programming
Tags Literature R

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Rating 5.0 based on 1 ratings
Length 4 weeks
Effort 2 hours per week
Starts Feb 12 (6 weeks ago)
Cost $74
From The University of Edinburgh via FutureLearn
Instructors Alex Lawrie, Andrew Taylor, Anna Girling
Download Videos Only via web browser
Language English
Subjects Humanities Programming
Tags Literature R

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