ENGL 120
The Nature of Narrative Spring 2019 Division I; Writing-Intensive; Cross-listed as COMP111 / ENGL120

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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: Type: seminar
Limit: 19
Expected: 19
Class#: 3486
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 Preference: students considering a major in a related field
Distributions: Division I; Writing-Intensive;

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