“Waterland” by Graham Swift

IMG_0871[1] "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
 

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