Approaches and Methods in the Study of Narrative
- The principal objective of the course is to equip students with a broad range of systematically organized tools for thinking about, understanding, analyzing, and applying narrative theory in and beyond their graduate school experience.
- On completion of the course, students are not only aware of distinctive schools of “classical” and “postclassical” narratologies but also able to parse and transcribe all kinds of storyworlds across the arts and cultures.
- Students define core concepts in the history and theory of narrative studies and apply them to specific narratives in various media.
- Students list, compare, and critically evaluate a variety of methods and theoretical concepts in contemporary narratology.
- Students produce theoretically informed readings of specific narratives and communicate them efficiently to an audience.
- Students reflect on and articulate the pivotal significance of narrative in human life, literature, and culture.
- Core Concepts in Narrative Theory
- The Toolkit of Classical Narratology
- Approaches and Subjects in Postclassical Narratologies
- SummaryOnce during the course, each student writes a one- or two-page summary of an article of book chapter in narratology, which is then to be presented in class according to the schedule set right after the first lecture. The student emails the summary to the course instructor for assessment the day before the seminar presentation.
- PresentationAfter the first lecture, students sign up to make one seminar presentation each within the course duration. In 15-min talks, student introduce a theoretical text to class and lead in a 10-min follow-up discussion.
- TestThe test is conducted in class, during the final seminar, under the course instructor’s supervision. It lasts 15 minutes. Each student receives 5 random narratological terms to briefly define in writing.
- Essay (Exam)At the end of the course, students write a 7-8-pg research paper (Times New Roman 12 pt. double-spaced) analyzing narrative artefacts in the light of the concepts and theories covered in the course.
- ParticipationAt seminars, students complete various tasks, discuss texts, ask and answer questions, listen to each other’s presentations and generate ideas.
- 2022/2023 4th module0.16 * Summary + 0.29 * Participation + 0.3 * Essay (Exam) + 0.15 * Presentation + 0.1 * Test
- Hühn, P. (2009). Handbook of Narratology. Berlin: De Gruyter. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=293649
- Jan Alber, & Monika Fludernik. (2010). Postclassical Narratology : Approaches and Analyses. Ohio State University Press.
- McQuillan, M. (2000). The Narrative Reader. Taylor & Francis Routledge.
- Caleb Wee, S. (2019). Songs of “Experientiality”: Reconsidering the Relationship between Poeticity and Narrativity in Postclassical Narratology. Word & Text: A Journal of Literary Studies & Linguistics, 9, 93–106.
- DAVID HERMAN, JAMES PHELAN, PETER J. RABINOWITZ, BRIAN RICHARDSON, & ROBYN R. WARHOL. (2012). Narrative Theory : Core Concepts and Critical Debates. Ohio State University Press.
- Hansen, P. K., Pier, J., Roussin, P., & Schmid, W. (2017). Emerging Vectors of Narratology. De Gruyter.
- Hogan, P. C. (2011). Affective Narratology : The Emotional Structure of Stories. UNP - Nebraska.
- James Phelan, & Peter J. Rabinowitz. (2005). A Companion to Narrative Theory. Wiley-Blackwell.
- Olson, G. (2011). Current Trends in Narratology. De Gruyter.
- Phelan, J., & Nielsen, H. S. (2017). Why There Are No One-to-One Correspondences among Fictionality, Narrative, and Techniques: A Response to Mari Hatavara and Jarmila Mildorf. Narrative, 25(1), 83–91. https://doi.org/10.1353/nar.2017.0005
- Ryan, M.-L., & Thon, J.-N. (2014). Storyworlds Across Media : Toward a Media-Conscious Narratology. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=780583