ENGLISH 339-E
Prof. Cora Agatucci

Literary Genres

ENGL 339-EOU Syllabus - Spring 2003
Literary Genres: Historical Fiction (Literature & Film)
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3 Credits - CRN #35822 - Mon-Wed-Fri 1:00-1:50 p.m., Cascades Hall 201
Student Final Term Projects - ENGL 339,  Spring 2003
URL: http://www.cocc.edu/cagatucci/classes/eng339/finalprojects.htm

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Instructor: Dr. Cora Agatucci
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RECOMMENDED COURSE PREPARATION:  
bullet Successful completion of at least one lower division English or Humanities course.
bullet For EOU M.U.D./Discourse Studies students:
--successful completion of ENGL 206 (Applied Literary Criticism) and
--upper division standing in your EOU program

REQUIRED:

bullet Dangarembga, Tsitsi.  Nervous Conditions[First published: 1988.]  New York: Seal Press, 1989. 
bullet Ishiguro, Kazuo.  Pale View of Hills. [First published: 1982.] Vintage- International-Random House, 1990.
bullet Scott, Paul.  The Jewel in the Crown. [First published: 1966.] The Raj Quartet, Vol. 1.  Chicago: Univ. of Chicago Press, 1998.

and . . .

Online Course Pack / Reserve readings and In-Class Film viewings, including:

Excerpts from Braveheart.  Dir. Mel Gibson.  (Paramount, 1995; total runtime: 177 min.)
Episode 1 & 2 of Jewel in the Crown.  Dir. Christopher Morahan & Jim O'Brien.  (Granada, UK, 1984; episode 1 runtime: 200 min.)
Rhapsody in August.  Dir. Akira Kurosawa. (Japan, 1991; total runtime: 98 min.)
and . . .
Others as required and/or recommended:  i.e. To Live & Chocolat (videotape viewings: see Course Plan)
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COURSE GRADING:
bullet 75% - Seminar Work (Readings, Discussion Questions, Reports, Summaries,
& In-Class Discussion)
bullet 25% - Final Project

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Genre:  

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Ann Charters defines genre as "
a type of literary work, such as short story, novel, essay, play, or poem. The term may also be used to classify literature within a type, such as science-fiction stories or detective novels [or historical fiction]. In film, the term refers to a recognizable type of movie, such as a western or a thriller, that follow familiar narrative or visual conventions" 
-Ann Charters, ed. The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction
Compact 5th ed. Boston: Bedford-St. Martinís, 1999.  983.  

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Fiction:  

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"The word fiction comes originally from Latin fingere, to fashion or to form.  Fiction is usually narrative . . . ."  "Narrative is the recounting of a succession of events. Many narratives are fictional, including epics and novels, but narrative can include nonfiction such as history and autobiography."
-Jack Lynch
(Rutgers Univ.). "Fiction" and "Narrative,"
from Glossary of Literary and Rhetorical Terms, 1999.
 March 2003.
URL: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/~jlynch/Terms/  

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(physical, learning, psychological, vision, hearing)
who needs to arrange reasonable accommodations
must inform OSU-Cascades and
Cora as soon as possible.

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