ENGL 120
The Nature of Narrative Fall 2017 Division I; Writing-Intensive; Cross-listed as COMP111 / ENGL120
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This course focuses on the nature and function of narrative using a wide range of texts from different periods, traditions and genres. We will analyze the ways in which works of fiction communicate their concerns; in other words: how do they say what they say? And why does “how” matter as much as, if not more than, “what?” We will also look at film, articles, and other relevant texts, accompanying the readings with a few pertinent theoretical texts. The authors we will study may include Homer, Cervantes, Kleist, Kafka, Zweig, García Márquez, Rankine, and Farhadi. All readings in English, although those with foreign language competency are invited to make comparisons with the original where possible.
The Class: Type: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 1884
Requirements/Evaluation: meaningful class participation, two short papers, and a final paper of 10 pages, which will consist of a draft and a final version
Extra Info: may not be taken on a pass/fail basis; not available for the fifth course option
Prerequisites: none
Enrollment Preference: students considering a major in Comparative Literature and/or who have studied a foreign language
Distributions: Division I; Writing-Intensive;
Attributes: FMST Related Courses;

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