If you like to read books and watch movies, you will love Modern Fiction.
Modern Fiction is jointly taught by the different language sections in the School of Languages and Literatures.
The aim of Modern Fiction is to explore the following questions:
These questions have numerous possible answers. We hope that one answer – perhaps the most important one – to the second question will become clear early on in the course: reading fiction is fun!
Broadly speaking, “fiction” refers to the imaginary worlds created by the stories we tell. "Modern fiction” covers texts produced from the 19th century to the present day. In Modern Fiction 2021 the focus will mainly be on prose fiction translated from other languages into English. A significant section of the course will also investigate the "language" of film and its development as a form of narrative fiction.
In 2021, the course will consist of the following sections:
Modern Fiction is open to all students who have already obtained at least two credits, including those who have not previously done any literature courses.
Timetable - the official lecture times are as follows:
For at least the first semester of 2021, teaching will take place online. This will, for the most part, take the form of work students have to do independently, like reading texts, following lessons posted on RUconnected, doing online research and writing essays. There will also be a relatively small number of live online lectures presented via Zoom. For these sessions, you shoujld keep open the lecture times given above. These times will also be used should there be a return to face-to-face teaching later in the year.
THE FIRST MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE VIA ZOOM ON TUESDAY 16 MARCH AT 12H20. A LINK FOR ACCESS TO THE MEETING WILL BE EMAILED TO ALL STUDENTS REGISTERED FOR MODERN FICTION BY MONDAY 15 MARCH.
What are you waiting for? Fiction is tremendous fun as well as intellectually enriching.
For more information, feel free to contact the co-ordinator of the course, Anton Vorster, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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