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Narratives Across Cultures

ENGL 103.401
crosslisted as: COML 125, FOLK 125, NELC 180, SAST 124
Wednesday 2:00-5:00
fulfills requirements:
Sector 2: Difference and Diaspora of the Standard Major
Sector III: Arts & Letters of the College's General Education Curriculum
Cross Cultural Requirement of the College's General Education Curriculum

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.