10290 Poetics of Narrative Fiction

Credits: 6 intermediate credits in Comparative Literature

Prerequisites: none

Recommended: At least one of the following: Amos Oz and A.B. Yehoshua: Early Writings, Fiction and Reality: Genres in the Israeli Short Story, Hero and Anti-Hero in the Modern Novel, Basic Conventions of the 19th Century Novel

Authors: Nilli Diengott, Nurit Hermon, Hanna Herzig, Rina Ben-Shachar

The course presents central theoretical concepts in narrative fiction. It does not focus on the interpretation of texts but rather on theories of the fictional narrative text.

Topics: Introduction; From narrative to theory; The reading process; Events and their combination; Characters and their characterization; Narrators and narrative levels; Speech representation and focalization; Interpretation of fiction an example; The language of narrative fiction.