COML 6793

COML 6793

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2019-2020.

Study of short stories and a novel that self-consciously foreground questions of narrative form and technique and the process of reading. Authors to be read include Balzac, Borges, Calvino, Coover, Cortazar, Kafka, Kincaid, and others selected by the students. We will also read theoretical essays on the analysis of narrative by Barthes, Bakhtin, Genette, Fludernik, Pratt, Altman, Lanser, and others, focusing on questions about relations between plot and narrative discourse, the discrimination of narrators, the role of gender, and interpretive frameworks for thinking about narrative. Short exercises, an oral report and a longer paper.

When Offered Fall.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: ENGL 6155

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16615 COML 6793   SEM 101