This course offers a survey of modern narrative theory. It begins by providing an account of the emergence of various forms of narrative theory, and continues by concentrating on distinct concepts and themes. The concepts include plot, narrator, point of view, focalisation, narrative genres, models of communication levels, narrative interests, and fictionality. The themes cover Bakhtinian, feminist, Marxist, rhetorical, functional, psychoanalytic, and spatial theories of narrative.

Course plan

Responsible teacher: Marina Ludwigs

Information spring term 2020

  • You have to register on time to keep your place. Online registration for admitted students will be open between 7 and 13 January. Follow the instructions to register.
  • Schedule. Note that the schedule is subject to change in case of unforeseen circumstances.
  • Course literature: see attachment. Full module description to follow.