GEH1051/GEK1049: Narrative
2018-19 Semester 1
Schedule of Lectures

Lectures to be held every week on
Day Time Venue
Monday 1400-1600 LT11
Tutorials are held every week, from the third week onwards. More details will be given later.
Group Day Time Venue
1 Tuesday 12 pm AS1-0201
2       " 1 pm AS4-0604
3       " 3 pm
AS1-0302
4       " 4 pm AS1-0201


Module Lecturer:

Assoc Prof Ismail S. Talib

email: ellibst@nus.edu.sg.

Assisted by:

Ms Wan Lixin
email: e0193231@u.nus.edu

Note: This page is in the process of being revised for the new academic year.

Week Date Topic (students are to read the lecture notes indicated by the links prior to the lectures)
1 13 Aug Narrative in everyday life & across the disciplines; defining narrative
Main reading: Narrative Theory (henceforth NT), Chapter 1: Definitions of Narrative (sections 1-3, 5, 8-19 only)
2 20 Aug Defining narrative; How stories begin and end
Main reading: NT, Chapter 2: Beginnings and Ends
3 27 Aug How a story is set
Main reading: NT, Chapter 3: Settings
4 3 Sep Persons and characters in stories 1 (NB: Chinese New Year holiday: alternative arrangement will be made)
Main reading: NT, Chapter 4: Characters (sections 1, 4-5, 7-8, 18-41 only)
5 10 Sep

Persons and characters in stories 2
Main reading: NT, Chapter 4: Characters (sections 1, 4-5, 7-8, 18-41 only)

6 17 Sep
Events: linking them into a whole narrative
Main reading: NT, Chapter 5: Events
    One Week Break
7 1 Oct Plotting the story
Main reading: NT, Chapter 6: Plot
8 8 Oct Narrating the story
Main reading: NT, Chapter 7: The Narrator (sections 1-10, 18, 23-24 only)
9 15 Oct
Genres of narrative
Main reading: NT, Chapter 9: Genre (sections 1-6 only; a reading of Chapter 8: The Schema, is also useful)
10 22 Oct
Narrative in film 1
Main reading: NT, Chapter 11: Cinematic Narratives (sections 1-5, 12-32 only)
11 29 Oct Narrative in film 2
Main reading: NT, Chapter 11: Cinematic Narratives (sections 1-5, 12-32 only)
12 5 Nov
Symbol and allegory
Main reading: NT, Chapter 12: Symbol and Allegory
13 12 Nov
Course review

List of tutorial topics and schedule
Examination:  Monday, 27 Nov 2018, afternoon (venue will be given later)


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