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LIBA4390 - Narratology
As the 20th century progressed, so did the sophistication and variety of theories of narrative. This course will explore the transition from simply trying to describe narrative structures to more contested theories that draw on implications of deconstruction and issues of identity. This course will place narrative theory in conversation with a wide variety of texts, from the fairy tale to the folktale, the short story to the narrative poem, from the novel to the graphic novel. The course will also explore the applicability of narrative theory for understanding cinema. Students will complete informal assignments, analytical essays, a presentation, and a reflective essay that explores the influence of narratology on major-specific work. One analytical essay can be substituted for a creative project (a short script, short story, or narrative poem).

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Description As the 20th century progressed, so did the sophistication and variety of theories of narrative. This course will explore the transition from simply trying to describe narrative structures to more contested theories that draw on implications of deconstruction and issues of identity. This course will place narrative theory in conversation with a wide variety of texts, from the fairy tale to the folktale, the short story to the narrative poem, from the novel to the graphic novel. The course will also explore the applicability of narrative theory for understanding cinema. Students will complete informal assignments, analytical essays, a presentation, and a reflective essay that explores the influence of narratology on major-specific work. One analytical essay can be substituted for a creative project (a short script, short story, or narrative poem).
Prerequisites LA190 / Lecture <min grade = D-, min credit = 3.00> or LA190 / e-Learning <min grade = D-, min credit = 3.00> or LIBA1290 / Lecture <min grade = D-, min credit = 3.00>
Corequisites N/A
Fees N/A
Credits 3.00
Credit Types Audit, Credit, HECC Credit, NonCredit, Transfer Credit

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