Folklore | Personal Narrative
F545 | 15813 | D. Goldstein
Above class meets at 510 N. Fess Ave.
This course will examine the form, structure, context, performance
and nature of the personal experience narrative and related genres
such as life history, memorate, legend and autobiography. We will
move from a look at the history of personal experience narrative and
early opposition to its study, to contemporary examinations of
issues of untellibility, storytelling rights, empathy, embodiment,
narrative power and ways of knowing. This course will also explore
methods of close textual analysis and the interdisciplinary
construction of the narrative subject.