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Class Notes, 29 June 2011

Narratology: Narratology is a good way to start analysis: to combine with another critical lens For interpreting cultural texts: Omaha Social class: poverty/inequities of Maruquita, living in the projects, “culture of poverty”; projects were planned by government forces in order … Continue reading

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Class Notes, 28 June 2011

Writing at QC: the piece of writing you are most proud of . . . and why –Briana: creative writing class: a story called “A Homeless Hero”: a homeless man who was once a superhero; a hit with the class; … Continue reading

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Class Notes, 27 June 2011

For Final Essay 12-point font, Times New Roman Minimum page length: 10 (Max: 12): includes the works cited Two aesthetic texts: two novels, or a short story and novel, or two short stories Narratological lens: Jahn Embed two forms of … Continue reading

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Class Notes, 23 June 2011

 _________________________________ (Response 3 due next class: don’t forget to add the “academic title”) _____________________ For FINAL ESSAY: Pick two aesthetic texts Samperio Borges Cervantes Vega (Fernandez) Your theoretical text (critical lens) Jahn: pick TWO critical terms Term 1: focalization Term … Continue reading

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Class Notes, 22 June 2011

In-class writing warm-up: Writing about hand writing: describe your hand as it writes across the page Surrealists: elements of magic, and/or chance, or the unconscious (dreams) www.ubu.com and Dali and Bunuel: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Un_Chien_Andalou http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=skunOLMfc5w Magic: magical realism—Europe discovers the “primitive” cultures of … Continue reading

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Class Notes, 21 June 2011

Q. Why is Narratology useful or not useful for interpreting Literature? –helps guide readers toward story’s message –helps us comprehend the author’s message(s) –gives us insight as to “why” a writer chooses to write a certain way—insight into the author’s … Continue reading

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Some Narratology Advice

A. Questions regarding narrative situation What is the text’s major narrative situation? Or does it use several narrative situations? If so, what is the pattern or strategy behind the juxtaposition of several narrative situations? Does the text stand in the … Continue reading

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Class Notes, 20 June 2011

Don Quixote Class ratings 5 stars: 1 Anthony: the book was an adventure: whimsical and humorous, even if it was long. Crazy comedic character, real-life insanity taken to the extreme. Comedic heroic story. 4 stars: 9 Yocheved: common sense of … Continue reading

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Class Notes 16 June 2011

Happy Bloomsday ————————- Don Quixote Chapter 18: lots of dialogue, majority of the chapter is spoken by character, with brief interruptions by the narrator. Take note of the entire paragraphs spoken in dialogue, and how most of the action narrated … Continue reading

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Class Notes, 15 June 2011

      Once upon a time, in a faraway place, bad things happened. First there was a big war that lasted for five years [1914-1919], then twenty years later another war that lasted for five years [1939-1945]. Then people invented … Continue reading

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