English 213 2.25.09

English 213 2.25.09 - I ntro to Fiction 02.25.09 1 Two ways...

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Intro to Fiction 02.25.09 1. Two ways of detection fiction a. Light bulb goes off…illumination i. Sudden brilliant deduction b. Look at an object, look at the one next to it, etc. i. Following a chain. ii. Heart of Darkness 1. Metaphors 2. Seems as though if we can just solve the riddle of what any of the metaphors meant, you would have the entire novel. 3. Literal journey upstream, where each step takes you one step closer to the meaning of the story. a. Suggests that metonymy is superior to sequence. 4. When you follow trail of clues, you repeat the story of the crime, maybe even action of the crime (recall Vertigo film). 2. Recovering/reconstructing own origins a. Frankenstein—you can’t do it. b. Sherlock Holmes and Marlow—getting at the heart of someone else’s story. 3. What happens when detection fails? a. Interpretation runs into problems. b. Detection resists interpretation. c.
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2009 for the course ENGLISH 213-0 taught by Professor Law during the Winter '09 term at Northwestern.

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English 213 2.25.09 - I ntro to Fiction 02.25.09 1 Two ways...

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