Class Notes (886,333)
CA (530,456)
UTSC (32,322)
English (1,509)
ENGC23H3 (24)
Lecture 13

ENGC23 Lecture 13: 7.1 Men at Arms: Sleuthing and Satire

2 Pages

Course Code
Sonja Nikkila

This preview shows 80% of the first page. Sign up to view the full 2 pages of the document.

Loved by over 2.2 million students

Over 90% improved by at least one letter grade.

Leah — University of Toronto

OneClass has been such a huge help in my studies at UofT especially since I am a transfer student. OneClass is the study buddy I never had before and definitely gives me the extra push to get from a B to an A!

Leah — University of Toronto
Saarim — University of Michigan

Balancing social life With academics can be difficult, that is why I'm so glad that OneClass is out there where I can find the top notes for all of my classes. Now I can be the all-star student I want to be.

Saarim — University of Michigan
Jenna — University of Wisconsin

As a college student living on a college budget, I love how easy it is to earn gift cards just by submitting my notes.

Jenna — University of Wisconsin
Anne — University of California

OneClass has allowed me to catch up with my most difficult course! #lifesaver

Anne — University of California
7.1 Men at Arms: Sleuthing and Satire Welcome to the Disc ● Discworldnovels are supposed to be hard/difficult to read becausemmersive fantasy ­ it  assumes you’re a part of the world and doesn’t explain anything  ○ it shows first, tells later  ● forces reader to construct the world from hints and glimpses ­ the harder you work to construct, the  more you’re a part of the world  ● immersive fantasy strategieMen at Arms (Mendelson)​   ○ world­building and city mindset  ○ sealed, internally coherent world that can be argued about along with its ‘irreverent’/’loving  antagonist’ protagonist  ○ genre ‘exoskeletons’ to show us a way through the world  ○ the absurd and reflection via mockery  ○ some relations to realism  ● dubbed as a ‘theatre fantasy’ ­ fantasy sets itself a stage in which to play itself out  ● Discworld main players (throughout the series):  ○ Rincewind and the WizardsColour of Magic, Unseen Academicals, Sourcery  ○ Granny Weatherwax and the Witches:Wyrd Sisters, Witches Abroad, Tiffany Aching  ○ Death:Mort, Soul Music, Hogfather  ○ The City Watch: Guards! Guards!,Men at Arms  ○ other/misc.Small Gods, Going Postal  ● TGFF “guards”: town watch and quite useless; they arrive too late, and are often too few; all of them are  stupid  Men at Arms ​ Characters ● Vimes, the immersive protagonist:  ○ expresses interest, but not amazement at this world  ○ irreverence at the world might be an indication that the character is secure in reality  ○ the protagonist must challenge the world (to antagonise it), step aside from it, and then judge it  ○ the arguable world is the revealed world  ● Tolkien created the argument that in order to create a coherent world, one needs to know it’s history,  archeology, geology, and its languages  ○ but Tolkien only came this close to his argument when creating the Shire  ○ once the Hobbits leave the Shire they only see the surface of things and do not understand the  world and it’s depth   Genre & “Knowing” ● ‘knowing’ is a continual thread in immersive fantasy: how can the writer force the reader to accept  normal things as the fantastical?  ○ create a universe within worlds and stories the reader always knows; almost the description of  genre  ○ the building up of the common bible of expectations ­ which is why both ‘mainstream fiction’ and  literary criticism are also known as ge
More Less
Unlock Document
Subscribers Only

Only 80% of the first page are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
Subscribers Only
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document
Subscribers Only

Log In


Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.