Academic Catalog

ELIT617 NARRATOLOGIES: CLASSICAL AND POSTCLASSICAL APPROACHES

Course Code: 8210617
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(0-0)
ECTS Credit: 8.0
Department: English Literature
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Graduate
Course Coordinator: Assist.Prof.Dr ELF ZTABAK AVCI
Offered Semester: Fall and Spring Semesters.

Course Content

Focusing on major classical and postclassical theories of narrative, this course aims to provide students with a through account of both formalist/descriptivist and interpretative/evaluative paradigms in studies of narrative.Students will explore major issues in recent scholarship on narrative such as narrativity, (trans)mediality, worldmaking, binocularity and digital textuality in connection with some earlier classical narratological questions regarding narrative constituency, storys autonomy and transferability, narrative grammar, deep/surface narrative structure and so on. This course not only focuses on theories of verbal narratives but also of visual/verbal, visual, filmic and multimodal/multimedia/digital narratives.Students will be encouraraged to explore critically the relationship between tools of narrative analysis and narrative media and seek answers to questions such as how narrativity as well as narrative analysis might be changing as the media of telling stories change. This course also aims to help students design a research paper analyzing (a) narrative text(s) in any medium or media in the light of narrative theories studied in class.