Introduction to Fiction

Winter 2016-2017


Heather Keenleyside

This course will introduce students to narrative fiction from a variety of time periods, genres, and media, as well as to select works of criticism and theory. We will focus on key elements of narrative form (including voice, characterization, setting, description, plot, etc.), as well as on the uses and pleasures of narrative art. The course aims to help students broaden and deepen their historical knowledge and practical experience of fiction, and to develop analytical tools for reading and writing about it. (A, B)