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About the Course

In this course, Dr Marcello Giovanelli (Aston University) explores several aspects of narrative. In the first module, we think about what narrative actually is. In the two modules after that, we think about written narratives, focusing first on the importance of narrative point of view, and then on the concept of mind style. In the fourth module, we turn from written narratives to spoken narratives, focusing in particular on some approaches to spoke narrative, before turning in the fifth module to think about narrative in the mind: why can words on a page evoke such vivid imagery in our minds? Finally, in the sixth module, we turn to one particular genre of narrative: advertising.

About the Lecturer

Dr Marcello Giovanelli is Senior Lecturer in English Language and Literature at Aston University. He is a stylistician with particular interests in the application of Text World Theory and Cognitive Grammar to literary discourse, to the nature and processes of reading, and to English in education. Some of his recent publications include: Text World Theory and Keats' Poetry: The Cognitive Poetics of Desire, Dreams and Nightmares (2013) and (as co-author with Dr Chloe Harrison) Cognitive Grammar in Stylistics (2018).

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