This is a course about modern narrative theory, with a focus on key concepts such as plot, narrator, narrative perspective and fictionality. Particular emphasis is given to theories of fictional and possible worlds. The course also includes different critical perspectives on narrative as an ideological form. While the course is primarily concerned with literary narratives, other forms of narrative are studied, too. Learning fundamental tools of narratology, students will develop independent, critical, and theoretically informed ways of analyzing narrative.

Information for the autumn term 2021