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EN9B3 - Stylistics Workshop

  • Module code: EN9B3
  • Module name: Stylistics Workshop
  • Department: English and Comparative Literary Studies
  • Credit: 20, 30, 36, 45

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

This module aims to improve students' close reading skills and hone their sensitivity to literary style. It is aimed at practitioners, i.e. students of creative writing and literary translation, but will equally benefit students of literary studies. For the literary translator, the module is designed to facilitate the leap from translation theory to the translation workshop by modelling the vital skill of reading for translation; for the creative writer, the module provides a toolbox for the description and analysis of style which can fruitfully be applied to the writer's own practice.

Principal learning outcomes

At the end of the module, students should be able to offer an informed definition of literary style; conduct a stylistic analysis of a literary text using the appropriate descriptive terminology; understand how micro-level stylistic analysis relates to literary critical interpretation on the macro-level and, where appropriate, how stylistic analysis influences and informs creative practice.

Timetabled teaching activities

2 hour weekly seminar

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: EN9B3-20)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
30 CATS (Module code: EN9B3-30)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
36 CATS (Module code: EN9B3-36)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%
45 CATS (Module code: EN9B3-45)
A (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:



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