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A History of Ideas - Descartes Cogito Ergo SumFriday, 17th April 2015 12:04 - BBC Radio 4Stephen Fry explains Rene Descartes argument 'Cogito Ergo Sum' - 'I think, therefore I am'. Watch now: OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Descartes Cogito Ergo Sum
The RavensSaturday, 18th April 2015 23:05 - BBC World Service Radio
The RavensSunday, 19th April 2015 04:05 - BBC World Service Radio
Thinking Allowed: The Ethnography Award 'Shortlist' 2015Monday, 20th April 2015 00:15 - BBC Radio 4
A History of Ideas - Erving Goffman's Performed SelfAvailable until Thursday, 14th April 2016 08:15Do you have a fixed character? Or do you play many roles based on the situation? Stephen Fry explains Erving Goffman... Watch now: OU on the BBC: A History of Ideas - Erving Goffman's Performed Self
Thinking Allowed: The Ethnography Award 'Shortlist' 2015Available until Friday, 15th April 2016 09:45
A History of Ideas - John Locke and personal memoryAvailable until Thursday, 14th April 2016 11:15
OU on The BBC: A History of Ideas - What does it mean to be me?Available until Wednesday, 13th April 2016 10:45
The Secret History Of Our Streets - Deptford High StreetHow did the "Oxford Street of South London" come to be one of the poorest shopping streets in... Read more: The Secret History Of Our Streets - Deptford High Street
The Election Debate Visualisation ProjectEven though social media is thoroughly embedded in voters’ culture we have yet to come up with an... Read more: The Election Debate Visualisation Project
Writing what you knowDo you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what you know, will... Try: Writing what you know now
Succeed with maths – Part 1[BETA] If you feel that maths is a mystery that you want to unravel then this short 8-week course... Try: Succeed with maths – Part 1 now
Approaching prose fiction
Do you want to get more out of your reading? This unit is designed to develop the...
Do you want to get more out of your reading? This unit is designed to develop the analytical skills you need for a more in-depth study of literary texts. You will learn about narrative events and perspectives, the setting of novels, types of characterisation and genre.
By the end of this unit you should be able to:
- recognise and discuss selected library texts from the Renaissance to the present;
- know how to approach literary texts in terms of genre, gender and the canon;
- understand and be able to apply technical analytical terms;
- engage in close analysis of narrative and poetic language;
- recognise performance is an interpretation of dramatic texts;
- engage in comparative work and draw general conclusion;
- use textual evidence to argue a case;
- understand and use academic conventions: referencing and bibliography.
This is an extract from an Open University course which is no longer available to new students. If you found this interesting you could explore more free Literature course units or view the range of currently available OU Literature courses.