"Waterland" is a postmodern novel that investigates historiography, narration, identity and epistemology. It is admittedly a challenging text to read given its postmodernist features.
As with all my sessions which are geared towards helping students enjoy the novel and craft insightful, thought-provoking essays for class tests and the exams, I will cover:
- a brief introduction to postmodern fiction
- Graham Swift and his works
- postmodern features in "Waterland"
- issues and Themes in the text
- ways to approach it
I will in the process help students
- acquire a literary vocabulary related to the narrative
- answer questions on the novel