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.


Given in period 2. Only open to students within the Master's programme in literature, or students taking advanced level courses within the teacher education programme.

Teachers: Frida Beckman and Bo G Ekelund

Information autumn 2017

Note that the schedule is subject to change, in case of unforeseen circumstances.

  • Schedule
  • Course literature: see attachment