121 | CCN: 30916

Rhetoric of Fiction

Instructor: Michael Mascuch,

4 Units

 M/W/F 10:00-11:00am, Dwinelle 209

This class is an introduction to the advanced study of written narrative fiction as a rhetorical device. Through close reading and interpretation of individual short stories, a novel, and a story collection, we will explore the contours and parameters of written narrative in terms of its possible audiences, and examine some of its component parts, such as plot, character and setting, narration, point of view, irony and so forth.