COMP 111
The Nature of Narrative Fall 2014
Division I Writing Skills
Cross-listed COMP 111 / ENGL 120
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This course examines the nature and workings of narrative using texts drawn from a wide range of different traditions, media, and genres. Readings may include Greek and Chinese classics (Homer, Xiyouji), 19th-century French, German, and Russian novels (Flaubert, Kleist, Lermontov), 20th-century Latin American fiction (Marquez), and contemporary American graphic narrative and film (Bechdel, Mamet). We will also read some short works of literary theory from around the world to help us broaden our idea of what literature can be and do. All readings in English.
The Class: Format: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 1337
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: regular attendance, ungraded creative project, several short response assignments, two 4- to 5-page papers, and one paper rewrite
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: students considering a major in Comparative Literature
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
COMP 111 Division I ENGL 120 Division I

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