Core Module Information
Module title: Narrative and Narration

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: LMD09162
Module leader: C. Paul Sellors
School School of Arts and Creative Industries
Subject area group: Screen and Performance

There are no pre-requisites for this module to be added

Description of module content:

In this module you will examine a variety of arguments about narrative and narration in film and literature. You will investigate foundational principles, starting with classical understandings of the relationships between narration and representation. Following this you will research and evaluate debates on questions such as narrative structure, the relationship between authorial and narrative voices, narrative levels, narrative point of view, the reliability of narrators, the metaphysics of narratives, the necessity of narrators in narration in different media, narration and time, and the relationship between narration and knowledge. Narrative is not restricted to the domain of fiction. While much of the module addresses fictional narratives, you will also consider the role of narration in factual representations. Structured as a research methods seminar module, and as preparation for major research projects like a dissertation, this module will help you learn to evaluate and question arguments, determine research questions, and establish a programme of research to help you to answer those question. In doing so you will develop your ability to identify research methods in your research sources and determine which methods are most suitable for your research projects. You will also improve your ability to build an argument on evidence and reason. You will leave the module with a developed understanding of the modalities of narrative and narration that you can apply to your creative projects.

Learning Outcomes for module:

Upon completion of this module you will be able to

LO1: Demonstrate knowledge of and critically reflect upon arguments and methodologies prevalent in narratology.

LO2: Construct a viable research programme from the critical and theoretical literature on narratology.

LO3: Critically reflect upon the relationship between narration and representation.

LO4: Contribute effectively to peer discussions of colleagues’ research.

LO5: Evaluate and engage with peer discussions of your research.

LO6: Produce clearly defined, rigorous, and detailed arguments.

Full Details of Teaching and Assessment
2023/4, Trimester 1, FACE-TO-FACE,
Occurrence: 001
Primary mode of delivery: FACE-TO-FACE
Location of delivery: MERCHISTON
Member of staff responsible for delivering module: C. Paul Sellors
Module Organiser:

Student Activity (Notional Equivalent Study Hours (NESH))
Mode of activityLearning & Teaching ActivityNESH (Study Hours)
Independent Learning Guided independent study 36
Face To Face Seminar 39
Independent Learning Guided independent study 125
Total Study Hours200
Expected Total Study Hours for Module200

Type of Assessment Weighting % LOs covered Week due Length in Hours/Words
Oral Presentation 25 1,2,3,5,5 HOURS= 00.00
Essay 65 1,2,3,5,6 13 , WORDS= 3000
Discussion/Participation 10 1,3,4,6
Component 1 subtotal: 25
Component 2 subtotal: 0
Module subtotal: 25

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