Narratology and Film Analysis
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Course title in Estonian
Narratoloogia ja filmianalüüs
Course title in English
Narratology and Film Analysis
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
Teaching semester
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lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
Teet Teinemaa (inglise keel) tavaline kursus
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The purpose of the course is to acquaint the students with the basic concepts and methods of narratology, i. e the study of narratives, and to practise their application to particula texts. Besides literary fiction, non-fictional and cinematographic narratives are discussed.
Brief description of the course
The course elucidates various aspects of narratology: story, narration, text, time, narrator, addressee, point of view, characters, narrative media (literary genres, cinema). The theoretical part restes mainly on the conceptual framework of classical narratology.
Independent work
Reading texts in narrative theory and some literary narratives and writing essays based on them.
Learning outcomes in the course
The students learn to recognize, describe and analyse various aspects of narrative poetics.
Assessment methods
Take-home exam, consisting of mini-essays on given topics
Study literature
Shlomith Rimmon-Kenan. Narrative fiction
Wolf Schmied. Narratology
Monika Fludernik. An Introduction to narratology
H. Porter Abbott. The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative
The living handbook of narratology: