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Rhetoric of Fiction Course Calendar

During the semester, it may be necessary to modify certain aspects of this syllabus or the course calendar. Any modifications will result in the electronic distribution of the new version of the syllabus or course calendar.

Week Date Due
1 29-Aug Felski “Introduction”
2 5-Sep Everett, God’s Country (Ch. 1-8, 1-70); Booth, “General Rules, I: ‘True Novels Must Be Realistic” 23-29; “General Rules, II: ‘All Authors Should Be Objective” 67-77
3 12-Sep Everett, God’s Country (Ch. 9-17, 71-145); Booth, “Types of Narration” 149-165
4 19-Sep Everett, God’s Country (Ch. 18-26, 146-219); Barthes “The Death of the Author” 142-148
5 26-Sep Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction (Parts I and II, 1-117); Burke “Literature as Equipment for Living” 293-304
6 3-Oct Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction (Parts III, 118-217); Starhawk “Truth or Dare” 149-161
7 10-Oct Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction (Part IV, 221-337); Baudrillard “The Body, or the Mass Grave of Signs” 101-107; 114-118
8 17-Oct Workshop Midterm Essay
19-Oct Online Peer Revision Workshop
9 24-Oct Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad (3-108); Bakhtin, “The Bildungsroman and Its Significance in the History of Realism” 10-28
10 31-Oct Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad (109-233)
11 7-Nov Egan, A Visit From the Goon Squad (234-340); Sartre “Existentialism”
12 14-Nov Ozeki, A Tale For the Time Being (1-108); Foucault “What is an Author?” 101-120
13 21-Nov Thanksgiving Break
14 28-Apr Ozeki, A Tale For the Time Being (109-316); Bakhtin “Discourse in the Novel” 313-316; 320-322; 324-327
15 12-May Ozeki, A Tale For the Time Being (317-403); Dogen “Zazen” 8-12; Dogen “Time” 91-94; “Life and Death” 113-117
16 12-Dec Final Exam Period 10:45-1:15p; due: Final Essay