EN2633 Summer Examination 2015 Devolutionary British Fiction Exam: Non-finalists

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EN2633
University of Warwick
Summer Examination 2015
Devolutionary British Fiction Exam: Non-finalists
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Time allowed: 2 hours
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Read carefully the instructions on the answer book and make sure that the
particulars required are entered on each answer book.
Do not substantially repeat material from assessed essays or substantially use the
same author for both parts.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Answer TWO questions, each on at least TWO course texts.
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. What is the relationship between course texts and realism?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2. Talk about descriptions of the body in course texts.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3. How do course texts show Britain’s difficulties in leaving empire behind? (You
could consider Ireland here or wider empire, or both).
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------4. In what ways do course texts hint at the emergence of an Englishness after
Britain?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------5. To what extent is the protection of British government ‘militarised’?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------6. Describe two course texts in sociolinguistic terms.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------7. In what ways might the Britain of the late 1950s be described as a victim of
its own success?
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8. How do course texts depict the social changes that come with Thatcherism?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------9. How do characters in course texts relate to their physical environment?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------10. Is there a boom in Scottish fiction in the 1980s? If so, what are its
characteristics? If not, why do people often assume there was one?
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11. Make a case for the inclusion of any one new text on this course.
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