what do we talk about when we talk about narrative?
1/23: Richardson, Brian. Unnatural Voices: Extreme Narration in Modern and Contemporary Fiction. Columbus: Ohio State University Press, 2006. Introduction and conclusion.
1/30: Berlant, Lauren. “Introduction: Intimacy, Publicity, and Femininity.” The Female Complaint: The Unfinished Business of Sentimentality in American Culture. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
2/6: Doyle, Arthur Conan. A Study in Scarlet. See me for more information. (*Note: you’ll need to know the scholarly secondary source listed above in order to produce a comprehensive project for the class.)
2/13 (1): Gray, Jonathan. “Introduction: Film, Television and Off-Screen Studies,” and “Chapter 1, From Spoilers to Spinoffs: A Theory of Paratexts.” Show Sold Separately: Promos, Spoilers, and Other Media Paratexts. New York: New York University Press, 2010.
2/13 (2): Sherlock Digital Media round up (blogs, twitter personas, tumblrs, etc.). See me for more information. (*Note: you’ll need to know the scholarly secondary source listed above in order to produce a comprehensive project for the class.)
2/20 (1): Saldivar, Ramon. “The Second Elevation of the Novel: Race, Form, and the Postrace Aesthetic in Contemporary Narrative.” Narrative, Vol 21, No. 1 (January 2013).
2/20 (2): Turk, Tisha. “Intertextuality and the Collaborative Construction of Narrative: J.M. Coetzee’s Foe.” Narrative, Vol 19, No. 3 (October 2011)
***3/20 Empson, William. Seven Types of Ambiguity. New York: New Directions, 1966. [Note: I’d suggest that you take this on as a pair.]
4/3 Rosenfeld, Aaron S., “The ‘Scanty Plot’: Orwell, Pynchon, and the Poetics of Paranoia.” Twentieth Century Literature: A Scholarly and Critical Journal, 0041462X, December 1, 2004, Vol. 50, Issue 4.
4/17 Dawson, Paul. “The Return of Omniscence in Contemporary Fiction” Narrative, Vol. 17, No. 2 (May 2009).