| Introduction to Fiction
L204 | 1864-1873 | Staff
THE SECTIONS LISTED BELOW ARE COAS INTENSIVE
1864 8:00a-8:50a MWF (25) 3 cr.
1865 9:05a-9:55a MWF (25) 3 cr.
1866 12:20p-1:10p MWF (25) 3 cr.
1867 8:00a-9:15a TR (25) 3 cr.
1868 1:00p-2:15p TR (25) 3 cr.
1869 2:30p-3:45p TR (25) 3 cr.
1870 2:30p-3:45p TR (25) 3 cr.
1871 4:00p-5:15p TR (25) 3 cr. EAKIN (description follows)
1872 4:00p-5:15p TR (25) 3 cr.
1873 7:15p-8:30p TR (25) 3 cr.
FOR SECTION 1871 EAKIN:
4:00p-5:15p TR (25) 3 cr.
In this course we will read some short stories and several novels
with a view to studying the principal structural features of fictions.
In addition, we will pay some attention to theory of narrative and to
the role of narrative in the construction of selves and life stories.
The classes will be conducted mainly as discussion.
The writing of literary criticism will be a focal activity of the
course, and several short papers--probably 5 or 6--will be required.
Students should expect to discuss each other's work openly and in
detail in class. There probably won't be any examinations.
The reading list is tentative but will include many of the following
texts: an anthology of short stories or novellas; Margaret Atwood,
CAT'S EYE; Kazuo Ishiguro, THE REMAINS OF THE DAY;
Toni Morrison, BELOVED; Tim O'Brien, THE THINGS THEY
CARRIED; Michael Ondaatje, THE ENGLISH PATIENT;
Bernhard Schlink, THE READER; and John Edgar Wideman,
BROTHERS AND KEEPERS.