How to Read a Novel
The University of Edinburgh
  • Start Date: 24 Jul, 2017
  • 4 weeks
  • Study Content: Videos


Get underneath the skin of a novel by understanding some of the main building blocks of modern fiction.

Course Fee: Free
Certificate Cost: See Fees and Eligibility

Introduction

Introduction Video

Course Description

This course is made available through the eLearnAfrica and FutureLearn partnership.

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What makes a great novel? How is a novel woven together? How can we best appreciate works of fiction?


Answer these questions and more with this course from The University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh International Book Festival.


On the course you’ll discover four of the main building blocks of modern fiction: plot, characterisation, dialogue, and setting using examples from a range of texts including the four novels shortlisted for the James Tait Black fiction prize. You’ll also explore the formal strategies authors use, how they came to be, and how they affect us as readers.


This course is for anyone who enjoys reading. You don’t need any past experience.


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The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh has been influencing the world since 1583.

Consistently ranked as one of the world’s top 50 universities, the University of Edinburgh is globally recognised for its research, development and high-quality teaching, attracting some of the world’s leading thinkers to work and study there.

Today, the University continues in a spirit of innovation, with world-leading researchers educating the pioneers of tomorrow.

 

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