Course code LitZ3115
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Credit points, number of lectures
Credit points ECTS Credit points Total number of auditorium hours Number of lecture hours Number of seminars and practical work hours Number of student independent work hours
2 3 32 16 16 48
E-courses LitZ3115: Rhetoric of Fiction
Course annotation This course provides the basic knowledge of the rhetoric and poetic of fiction. The types and genres of literature are seen through text analysis, emphasizing both theoretical approach and practical methods. The course focuses on the literary concepts of mimesis, diegesis, fable, story, narrative, etc.
Results Students will have acquired knowledge of the basic issues of the rhetoric of fiction as well as theoretical and practical skills of analyzing prose texts.
Course plan 1.The Rhetoric of Narrative: Plato's "The State" and Aristotle's "Poetics". L2 / S2.
2.The Subject of Narrative Discourse. L2 / S2.
3.Story Analysis: Events, Actants, Setting. L2 / S2
4.Narrative Analysis: Time, Characterization, Focalization. L2 / S2
5.Narration: Narrating and Consciousness Representation. L2 / S2
6.Techniques of Composition in Fiction. L2 / S2
7.Interpreting Narrative and Reading Forms. L2 / S2
8. The Borders of Narrative: the Frame and Embedded Narratives, Paratexts and Hypertext Narrative. L2 / S2


Requirements for obtaining credit points Intermediate testing includes four written text analysis that gives 80% of the final mark.
The final exam is in oral form and gives 20% of the final mark.
Seminar attendance is compulsory. Unattended seminars can be counted, if student passes the written test on the seminar topic.

Study programmes Baltic Philology