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Department
African Studies
Course
AFSA01
Professor
Steven Rockel
Semester
Fall

Description
Eng. Narrative­ Lecture & Tutorial  01/23/2014 • Who does the story belong too? Who’s in charge of it? • Narrative­ What grabs other people, (tone) • Gaps­ between what you think you know verse what the story is suggesting  Depends what your thinking about, will give you a different perception • • Tone or “feeling” • What KIND of story is this?  • Middlemarch Film­ (1994) • Dorethea Brooke interested in retaining herself, deeply affected by beautiful things ex. Jewels, have no  purpose, but the beauty attracts her • Conflicted character  • On authority­ Elements of “Control” in narrative: Dictate how you feel  • Pieces that are controlling your thoughts • Form, genre, expectation  • Plot: “Gravity and momentum” Narrative­ who tells the story?  • • You have a lot of control with how a story works  • The Author: the writer of a book, article or report,  • Someone who writes books as a profession • The writings of such a person  • An originator or creator of something, (plan or idea) • Authority­ the power or right to give orders, make descions, and enforce obedience  • The text is a tissue of quotations, if we acknowledge there is an author , we can impose a limit, the birth  of the reader must be at the cost of the death of the author” ( so the reader has authority of what is  read) “because I come from a different backround” “ I read something different that explained it differently”  always playing on something that someone already said or thought  one way of looking at text­ look at the author, their backround what they believe in look at the reader, what they read, age gender, what stories do you like how do you influence the text privledge the words, which words are being used here  looking at texts, in all different ways  authority is comforting to us , now that were authority , we have to argue to what we believe in  Middlemarch­ 1871­72,  “A study of Provincial life” Realest novel, school of art, trying to represent the world how it really is , how  humans interact, striving, wanting a better life, gossip marriage Big and little themes Cinderella in China 1932 essay by R.D JAMESON tells how Tang scholar   (YEH SHEN) Translated 
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