ENGL 120
The Nature of Narrative Spring 2019
Division I Writing Skills
Cross-listed ENGL 120 / COMP 111
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This course examines the nature and workings of narrative using texts drawn from a wide range of literary traditions, media, and genres. Readings will include Western and Asian classics (Homer, Sei Sho’nagon), 19th century French, German, and Russian fiction (Zola, Kleist, Lermontov), Latin American magic realism (Marquez), and visual literature from stage drama to film and graphic memoir (Oscar Wilde, Sam Mendes, Tezuka Osamu, Alison Bechdel). 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#: 3486
Grading: no pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: regular attendance and participation, several short response assignments, two 4- to 5-page papers, and one paper rewrite
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preferences: students considering a major in a related field
Distributions: Division I Writing Skills
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
ENGL 120 Division I COMP 111 Division I

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