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Narrative and Ideology
ENGL 247 SP
Narratives exist in an ambivalent relationship with the ideologies that inhabit and shape a culture. They can mobilize dominant ideologies and serve as vehicles for their dissemination, or they can undercut such
and give seductive shape to new and subversive ideologies. We will investigate the relationship of narrative to ideology by using films as our primary narrative texts. The course combines detailed interpretation of the
narrative structure of individual films with film criticism and cultural theory. It will meet once a week, in the evening, for at least four hours. Classes begin at 7 and tend to run past 11.
Selections from cultural studies, narrative and critical theory, as well as reviews and articles on specific films.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
One short paper and a longer final paper. Prospective students must contact the instructor during the fall term preregistration period for spring term courses, by email, in order to obtain specifics concerning
Permission of Instructor.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Class attendance and thoughtful participation are essential. This is a Permission of Instructor (POI) course. Instructor will ask students to fill out a questionnaire that may be obtained from the English Department in
November 2005, and will then
interview selected candidates who contact him to schedule appointments later that semester. Only juniors and seniors may apply. E-mail is the best way to contact instructor; email@example.com. Note that an
interview is the second step in the
selection process and not a guarantee of admission.
Gen Ed Area Dept:
ENGL201 OR AMST201
Links to Web Resources For This Course.
- Instructor(s): Tölölyan,Khachig
- Times: ..T.... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: FISK314;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 15)
- Permission: Permission of Instructor Required
POI forms will be distributed by the instructor during the browsing period of pre-registration and must be submitted to the Registrar's office prior to the on-line registration appointment
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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