GEK1049: Introduction to Narrative
2014-15 Semester 2
Schedule of Lectures

Lectures to be held every week on
Day Time Venue
Tuesday 1400-1600 UTSRC-LT50
Tutorials are held every week, from the third week onwards. More details will be given later.
Group Day Time Venue
1 Wednesday 10 am AS5 #02-05
2       " 11 am         "
3       "
2 pm
        "
4       " 3 pm         "


Module Lecturer:

Assoc Prof Ismail S. Talib

email: ellibst@nus.edu.sg.

Assisted by:


 

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 Jan
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 Jan
Defining narrative; How stories begin and end
Main reading: NT, Chapter 2: Beginnings and Ends
3 27 Jan
How a story is set
Main reading: NT, Chapter 3: Settings
4 3 Feb
Persons and characters in stories 1
Main reading: NT, Chapter 4: Characters (sections 1, 4-5, 7-8, 18-41 only)
5 10 Feb

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

6 17 Feb
Events: linking them into a whole narrative
Main reading: NT, Chapter 5: Events
    One Week Break
7 3 Mar
Plotting the story
Main reading: NT, Chapter 6: Plot
8 10 Mar
Narrating the story
Main reading: NT, Chapter 7: The Narrator (sections 1-10, 18, 23-24 only)
9 17 Mar
Genres of narrative
Main reading: NT, Chapter 9: Genre (sections 1-6 only; a reading of Chapter 8: The Schema, is also useful)
10 24 Mar
Narrative in film 1
Main reading: NT, Chapter 11: Cinematic Narratives (sections 1-5, 12-32 only)
11 31 Mar
Narrative in film 2
Main reading: NT, Chapter 11: Cinematic Narratives (sections 1-5, 12-32 only)
12 7 Apr
Symbol and allegory
Main reading: NT, Chapter 12: Symbol and Allegory
13 14 Apr
Course review
List of tutorial topics and schedule
Examination: To be announced



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