The purpose of this course is to present a variety of narrative genres and to
discuss and illustrate the modes whereby they can be analysed. We will be
looking at some shorter types of narrative: short story, the novella, and the
fable, but also some extracts from longer works such as autobiography. While
some the works will be from the Anglo-American tradition, a large number of
others will be from European and non-Western cultural traditions and from
earlier time-periods. The course will thus offer ample opportunity for the
exploration of the translation of cultural values in a comparative perspective.