105年第1學期-0167 小說選讀 課程資訊
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We will learn to
1. identify the key elements of short stories.
2. discuss and interpret short stories critically.
3. advance our understanding of drama through discussing and presentation activities.
Selected Fiction is an elective for second-year students and above. This course builds on Introduction in Literature 1 (fiction). This course will take into account several aspects of Narrative Fiction Studies and story telling by way of major writers (in English) over the past two centuries, including:
1: Narrative – the story itself and History of the novel
2: Narration – how the story is told
3: Narrator – the story teller
4: Narratology – the art of story telling.
5: Criticism - the different genres of fiction writing and criticism
Students will first examine narrative elements of fiction—the story itself—and will examine such structural elements as characterization, plot structures (i.e. linear, episodic, etc.) and dramatic conflict. In addition students will explore a major school of critical thought aligned to the assigned reading such as selections from Aspects of the Novel by E. M. Forester. Next, students will explore aspects of fictional narration and narrator and study voice, tone, narrator reliability, denouement and the sense of an ending. Finally, narratology will be investigated in relation to what students have read up to this point.
Office HourThursdays 10:10-12:10 and by appointment; LAN 112A
A course packet prepared by the instructor.
Bausch, Richard. The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction. Shorter 8th ed. New York: Norton, 2015.
Kelly, Joseph. The Seagull Reader: Stories. 3th ed. New York: Norton, 2015.