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GRAD > ENGL > 602

Studies in Fiction

Description:
Studies in the nature of prose fiction and its major kinds; topics in the history and sociology of narrative fiction, such as the working class novel, the short story, the prose romance, the historical novel; and studies of representative British and American types in international contexts.

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2017 Spring

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01 3883 Tu
16:00 - 18:45
Sauri,Emilio Mario W06-0047
Session: Regular
Class Dates: 01/23/2017
Capacity: 15
Enrolled: 8
Status: Open
Credits: 3/3
Class Notes:
Pre Requisites: Pre-req = Graduate students in ENGL only
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2017 Summer

Section Class Number Schedule/Time Instructor Location
01A 1623 TuTh
18:00 - 21:00
Nixon,Cheryl W06-0047
Session: CE Ses 2
Class Dates: 05/30/2017
Capacity: 15
Enrolled: 7
Status: Open
Credits: 0/3
Class Notes: * A page of text filled with unexpected typographical marks, including stars, dashes and blacked out passages. * A narrator who steps out from a story and calls attention to the writing techniques the author is using. * A story that mixes politics, gossip, and fantasy, leaving the reader unsure as to whether she is reading fact or fiction. This list can describe the postmodern novel being written today\'and it can also describe the novel as it is first invented in the eighteenth century. What does today\'s novel look like when it breaks the rules"? What does the early novel look like when it doesn\'t know there are rules to follow? Breaking the illusion of reality| the postmodern novel self-consciously calls attention to its artificial| constructed nature. The eighteenth-century novel has not yet decided that realism is its goal and thus has great fun exploring the limits of character| plot| narrator| and setting. It also has great fun exploring the possible purposes of fiction| including political satire| escapist fantasy| utopian dreams| and recipes and fashion tips. |
Pre Requisites: Pre-req = Graduate students in ENGL only
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