99年第1學期-0155 小說選讀 課程資訊
|Attendance and Participation||15||Students are required to regularly attend class meetings and participate in class discussions.|
|Analysis Paper||20||500-800 words|
|Mid-Term Exam.||20||Authors and texts covered up to the mid-term exam. week|
|Group Presentation||20||1500-1800 words|
|Final Exam.||25||Authors and texts covered in this semester|
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to do the followings:
1. Understand the genre of fiction, its history, and its unique characteristics.
2. Know the differences and similarities between the short story and the novel.
3. Appreciate the cultures that produce various forms of short stories and novels.
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.
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Office HourTuesdays and Thursdays 4:20-5:20 p.m. Arts College A119
The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction, ed. by Richard Bausch and R. V. Cassill, 7th edition.
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf.