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General information

Course name Exercises: Narrative Analysis
Semester WS 2023/24
Current number of participants 11
maximum number of participants 25
Home institute Englische Literaturwissenschaft
participating institutes ZZZ_Literaturwissenschaft (Anglistik/Amerikanistik)
Courses type Exercises in category Teaching
Preliminary discussion Tuesday, 07.11.2023 17:30 - 19:00
First date Tuesday, 07.11.2023 17:30 - 19:00, Room: (D 1006)
Learning organisation regular attendance, short presentation, final exam
Performance record Portfolio
Online/Digitale Veranstaltung Veranstaltung wird in Präsenz abgehalten.
Hauptunterrichtssprache englisch
Literaturhinweise A reader with assorted texts will be provided on Digicampus.
ECTS points 2-4

Rooms and times

(D 1006)
Tuesday, 07.11.2023 17:30 - 19:00
(D 1003)
Friday, 16.02.2024 10:00 - 16:30
(D 1005)
Monday, 19.02.2024, Wednesday, 21.02.2024, Friday, 23.02.2024 10:00 - 16:30

Module assignments


This course aims to introduce central principles of narrative analysis and deepen students’ knowledge of these categories.
Key areas are:
- Narrative situation (Who speaks? Who perceives?)
- Strategies of rendering consciousness in narrative
- Time and space in narrative
- Unreliability
The basic framework will be provided by Gérard Genette’s structuralist model of narratology (which we will compare against Franz K. Stanzel’s triadic model of narrative situations), but where appropriate other relevant narratological theories will be introduced.
Besides reading and discussing the theoretical foundations of narrative analysis, there will be a focus on applying the analytical tools provided by narratology, which means students will get ample opportunities to practise their newly gained knowledge. The analytic framework this course seeks to trace is fundamental for a profound understanding of all narrative fiction and is therefore essential both with regard to writing term papers on prose texts and with regard to the analytical skills required in the state exam.
Narrative Analysis is one of the five major areas relevant to literary studies (prose, drama, poetry, film, and literary theory) and is usually offered once every year. Students are advised to have attended all analysis courses before registering for their final exams.

A reader with select texts (primary and secondary) will be made available.


This seminar will be held as Blockseminar. First meeting is taking place 7 November 2023 at 5.30 pm to 7.00 pm (D 1006). The Dates for the Blockseminar are:

- Fr. 16.02.2024 10:00 am -12:30 pm and 2:00 pm -4:30 pm(D 1003)
- Mo. 19.02.2024 10:00 am -12:30 pm and 2:00 pm -4:30 pm (D 1005)
- Wed. 21.02.2024 10:00 am -12:30 pm and 2:00 pm -4:30 pm (D 1005)
- Fr. 23.02.2024 10:00 am -12:30 pm and 2:00 pm -4:30 pm (D 1005)

Your exam will be a take home exam.

Admission settings

The course is part of admission "ALW/ELW/NELK: Aufbaumodul BA/LA: Ü".
Studierende der Anglistik/Amerikanistik und des Faches Englisch können sich bereits während der vorgezogenen Anmeldephase zur Sicherstellung des Studienfortschritts für die Aufbau- und Vertiefungsmodule anmelden. Hierzu wird ein gewisses Kontingent der Kursplätze im Zeitraum vom 21.08.2023 bis 30.08.2023 für die Anmeldung geöffnet. Die Verteilung der Plätze erfolgt am 01.09.2023. Bitte beachten Sie, dass in dieser Anmeldephase Studierende in höheren Fachsemestern bei der Verteilung der Plätze priorisiert werden.
Die allgemeine Anmeldephase beginnt am 04.09.2023 und endet am 09.10.2023.
The following rules apply for the admission:
  • The enrolment is possible from 04.09.2023, 08:00 to 09.10.2023, 12:00.
  • Enrolment is allowed for up to 1 courses of the admission set.
  • A defined number of seats will be assigned to these courses.
    The seats in the affected courses have been assigned at 12.10.2023 on 09:00. Additional seats may be available via a wait list.
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