COMP 111(F,S) The Nature of Narrative (Same as English 120) (W)

In this course we will read first-rate fiction by first-rate writers from a wide variety of traditions and eras in an effort to understand the meaning of narrative. How does narrative technique shape our understanding of a given text? In what ways, and for what purposes, do authors create different narrators to present a story? Our texts may include writings from Antiquity, and by Cervantes, Goethe, Austen, Gogol, Balzac, Flaubert, Dostoevsky, and Kafka. We will accompany these texts with pertinent theoretical pieces by-among others-Aristotle, Plato, Culler, Benjamin, and Foucault. All readings in English. Format: lecture/discussion. Requirements: active class participation, three short papers, and a final 10-page paper. No prerequisites. Enrollment limit: 19 (expected: 19).(Literary Genres)

Hour: First Semester: HOPE Second Semester: FRENCH