"What's in a Narrator?"

Monday, January 14, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Denton South Branch Library

Professor's Corner: Unique narrators in literature /  Mon.,  Jan. 14th,  7:00 pm / Presenter: Dr. Gretchen Busl / Denton Public Library—South Branch


Session title:  What’s in a Narrator?

Presenter: Dr. Gretchen Busl, Texas Woman’s University

Date and location: Monday, January 14th, 7:00-8:30 p.m. at the Denton South Branch Library

Series: Professor's Corner: A Literary Discussion Group

Session description: This session will focus on some of literature’s most unique narrators in order to investigate the crucial – but often invisible! – role that a tale’s teller plays in how we understand a narrative. 

Background on presenter: Gretchen Busl received her PhD in Literature from the University of Notre Dame with a focus on adaptation and translation in world literature. She is currently an Assistant Professor at Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. Gretchen has published in Modern Language Review, Critique: Studies in Contemporary Fiction, and English Studies. She is working on a book project that explores framed narratives and oral storytelling in contemporary global novels.

Link(s) to the readings for this session (all optional): https://gretchenbusl.wordpress.com/public-scholarship/whats-in-a-narrator/

Additional links (optional):

  • Wikipedia on narration: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Narration

Presenter’s vita:  https://gretchenbusl.wordpress.com/cv/

Cost: This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

Future sessions: Feb. 11th on the early poetry of Borges (Dr. Will Benner); March 4th on social protest poetry of the 20th and 21st centuries (Dr. AnaLouise Keating); April 8th on gender bias and colorism in Harlem Renaissance stories by Bonner and Fisher (Dr. Genevieve West).

The series: The purpose of this free series is to meet a public need for high quality presentations on literary topics by having local English professors talk about their special interests. The presentations are aimed at the general public and allow for discussion. Readings of modest length are usually available in advance. Gatherings are usually on the second Monday of specified months (new this season)  from 7:00 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m. Monthly announcements are available by e-mail; to get on the mailing list, send a request by e-mail to the coordinator.

Coordinator: Fred Kamman, Denton Public Library; Fred.Kamman@cityofdenton.com; 940-349-8726.

Producer: Dr. Stephen Souris, Texas Woman’s University; SSouris@twu.edu; 940-898-2343.

Location of the South Branch Library: 3228 Teasley, Denton, TX  76210. The South Branch Library is just south of the Teasley & Lillian Miller intersection.

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Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours:  Available via the College of Professional Education at Texas Woman’s University. To register: https://tinyurl.com/yalnvbgr   For further information, please e-mail Ms. Nicole CeBallos at nceballos@twu.edu or call her at 940-898-2241.

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