108年第1學期-0149 小說選讀 課程資訊
|Short story presentation||25|
|Attendance and class participation||10|
The course aims to reinforce and expand upon what students learned in their introduction to literature: fiction class through group discussion, presentations, and essay writing. Students should be able to apply key formalist concepts to their writing and presentations. Students should also be able to read a short story and be able to identify and comment on the various aspects of close reading using the correct terminology.
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.