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Enhancing understandings of the literary element of character using elements from Systemic Functional Linguistics

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Thomas, A, Enhancing understandings of the literary element of character using elements from Systemic Functional Linguistics, English in Australia, 51, (2) pp. 20-31. ISSN 0155-2147 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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Abstract

According to Peha (2016), fiction is all about character. What a character wants, how they go about getting it, and how they change throughout the trajectory of the narrative are key factors that drive a story and make it meaningful. This paper integrates strategies from both narratology (Nikolajeva, 2002; 2005; Rimmon-Kenan, 2002) and linguistics (Martin & Rose, 2007; Martin & White, 2005) to analyse the representation of character in the novel Fairytales for Wilde Girls (Near, 2013). A framework for classroom work on the textual concept of character will be drawn from the analysis and teaching implications and strategies will be discussed.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:literature, feminism, characterisation, English classroom
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:English and Literacy Curriculum and Pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Curriculum
Objective Field:Syllabus and Curriculum Development
Author:Thomas, A (Dr Angela Thomas)
ID Code:116075
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-05-01
Last Modified:2017-11-10
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