Text Analysis and
History
Session Eight: Summary
and Review of the Prose
Fiction Module
Agenda
• Interesting formal features and
thematic hypotheses in ”Recitatif”
• Group work on ”Recitatif”
• Group presentations with
discussions and comments
• Evaluation of the Prose Fiction
Module
• Assignment One
• Next semester
Evaluation
• What works and what doesn’t?
• Before class?
• During class?
• After class?
”Recitatif”
• Intersting formal features?
• Story and plot
• Character and characterisation
• Imagery
• Thematic hypotheses???
Group work
• 1. The thematic function of plot in "Recitatif”: Story
and plot. Story time and plot time.
• 2. The thematic function of characterisation in
"Recitatif”: Character and characterisation. Who
are the characters? How are they characterised?
Why?
• 4. The thematic function of imagery in "Recitatif”:
Figurative language and conspicuous images?
Assignment One
• Write an essay where you answer one of
the following assignments:
1. Analyse and discuss the thematic function of
plot in "Recitatif”. In your essay, you must
comment on story and plot and story time and
plot time.
2. Analyse and discuss the thematic function of
characterisation in "Recitatif”. In your essay,
you must comment on character and
characterisation.
3. Analyse and discuss the thematic function of
imagery in "Recitatif”. In your essay you must
comment on figurative language and
conspicuous images.
Assignment One
• AFLEVERINGSDATO: 10/10
• AFLEVERINGSFORM: Print
• AFLEVERINGSSTED: Jens Kirks dueslag (uden for
lokale 3233
• Assignment One kan besvares enten individuelt
eller i gruppe (max 5 studerende)
• Besvarelsen må højst fylde 4 sider á 2400 anslag
(tegn og mellemrum).
• Eksaminandens navn og besvarelsens længde skal
angives på forsiden/ titelbladet
• Besvarelsen skal udgøre et sammenhængende
essay og indeholde titel, indledning og konklusion.
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