Unit Four: Characterization and Setting
In this three week unit you will:
Study character and setting Read short stories and a novel. If you pace yourself it wont be overwhelming.
Unit Four, Lesson One: Character
In this unit we will focus on character
Point of View: Unit Three,
Who is telling the story-whose words are we reading?
Where does this person stand in relation to what is goingon in the story? (Beaty 73). In this unit we will be
examining point of view. The perspective from whic
Point of View: Unit Three, Lesson One
Who is telling the story-whose words are we reading? Where does this person stand in relation to what is going on in the story? (Beaty 73). In this unit we will be examining point of view. The perspective from which
Plot: Unit Two, Lesson One
In this unit we will be looking at plot and structure. Plot analysis is more than just following what happens. It is crucial to become aware that the way plot is constructed affects meaning and our interpretive process.
Reading Choices: Unit One, Lesson One
Welcome to the first Unit of English 227: Introduction to World Fiction. By now you should be familiar with the environment. Lets begin the class in earnest now.
This class is about studying fiction.
How do you feel
Unit 10: Culture as Context
With a focus on Vikas Swarups novel Q & A
Meeting other cultures
Sometimes reading texts that come from other cultures, particularly those that have been translated from another language, may take us outside of our comfort zon
Unit 9: Evaluation
In this unit we will study and practice evaluation.
Do we like a text or not? Is it good literature? Is it better than other pieces? Is it a good example of a type? Does it effectively communicate its theme?
Lesson One: Evaluation
Unit 8A: Form as Context-The Novel
Lesson One: The Novel
The short short can maximize impact through its brevity and condensation. Its format does limit its potential for development, elaboration, and a certain kind of complexity. By virtue of its length
Unit 8B: Form as Context
In this unit we look at two literary forms: the short short story and the novel. We have looked at the novel and now well study the characteristics of the short short story and explore the possibilities inherent in the form.
Unit 7: Exploring Context-Style
In this Unit we focus on literary style. First, we try to define what style is, how we identify it, and what we do with it. Next, we will take a close look at a single author, Flannery OConnor.
We identify style in many co
Unit 6, Lesson 1: Theme
In this unit we will take a closer look at themes. Discussion of theme is often at the heart of literary study. Even in previous units with different focal points we have looked at theme. The first lesson explores definitions.
Symbols and Imagery:Unit Five, Lesson One
In this unit we will be studying symbolism and figurative language. A symbol expands meaning. It bridges the gap between the writers vision and the readers (Beaty 186).
A symbol creates a direct mergin