Stephen King's Fiction
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- Level 1 – 10 credit module
- Semester 2
- 24 places
- English - School of Humanities
- Coursework 100%
- Tuesday evening
- Presentation (15%)
- Critical essay (1,000 words) (35%)
- Critical essay (2,000 words) (50%)
- Carrie (1974)
- The Shining (1977)
- The Dead Zone (1979)
- '1922' (in Full Dark, No Stars) (2010)
- Christine (1983)
- Pet Sematary (1986)
- 'Summer Thunder' (in Bazaar Of Bad Dreams) (2015)
- Misery (1987)
- If It Bleeds (2020)
- To provide students with the key skills required to undertake an undergraduate degree in the Humanities
- To increase students’ knowledge of Stephen King’s writing between 1970-1990
- To consider the work of Stephen King in his literary and cultural context
- To explore what is meant by the terms 'Gothic' and ‘Horror’ and how they can be defined from a largely American understanding
- To be able to critically assess Stephen King’s work
Intended learning outcomes
- Students should be able to develop the critical thinking and writing skills to prepare them for further study at undergraduate level.
- Students should show an ability to engage critically with a representative range of writing from the eighteenth to the twenty-first centuries.
- Students should indicate an understanding of some of the central aesthetics and themes of Stephen King’s fiction.
- Students should demonstrate some knowledge of critical developments that have influenced the interpretation of Stephen King’s fiction.
- Students should develop some understanding of the cultural contexts which shaped Stephen King’s fiction
- Students should demonstrate an ability to use relevant critical and digital resources in preparing written work