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  • Queens College prides itself on serving a diverse group of students from all walks of life. In accordance with CUNY policy, all students must have “equal access in its educational programs and activities.”[1] Thi […]

  • The English language had no name for structural violence until the late 1960s. That’s when Stokely Carmichael and Charles Hamiltoncoined the term “institutional racism.” Claiming an activist purpose, they expan […]

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    Tuesday, August 27, 2019

    Begin Gabriel García Marquez, Chr […]

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      • All of my classmates have posed very interesting questions, as well as comments on Chronicle of Death Foretold. I already knew what this book entailed since my family is Colombian, & my mother is a huge fan of the book. When we start the book, we already know Santiago is going to die, the rest of the book includes us learning about who knew, & who…[Read more]

      • Chronicle of a Death Foretold is almost entirely an analeptic story. It chronicles (as suggested by the title) the events leading up to the death of Santiago Nassar. The very first line of this story (“On the day they were going to kill him…” pg. 1) serves to build interest in readers by explicitly revealing the central, driving plot point:…[Read more]

    • I am curious to know why didn’t anyone besides Santiago Nasar’s fiance’s father tell him Pedro and Pablo Vicario were going to kill him? To me it felt like everyone was too reliant on believing that the twins were incapable of killing anyone and that Santiago would be safe.

      What came to mind while reading the story was Angela’s reason for fra…[Read more]

    • The temporal dislocations in “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” and “Lost Children Archive” shape the minds of the reader, priming the readers with information that does not have a clear explanation (when the information is revealed and within the context) which create a suspenseful nature to the story through the narrative as opposed a reveali…[Read more]

    • The use of analepsis and prolepsis in literature is done for various reasons; to entertain, to provide a context for a character’s motivation or for the events of the story and so forth. In “Chronicle of a Death Foretold” prolepsis and analepsis is used for such reasons. The opening line of the novella tells the reader that Santiago Nasar is goi…[Read more]

    • Having read Tell Me How It Ends by Valeria Luiselli, I found it interesting how she wrote both books on the same issue. While one concentrated deeply on the child immigration problem, I find that Lost Child Archive gives a closer look at how her family deals with the matter as it arises. Luiselli gives us a look at her own family crisis and at the…[Read more]

    • Like Chris and Uri, I also agree that the text is not chronological and it figures, considering when the novella was published. It was published during the age of postmodernism. During postmodernism, some but not novelists used the concept of “temporal distortion” in which fragmentation and nonlinear narratives are central features. But you like…[Read more]

    • The use of analepsis in Chronicle of a Death Foretold presents a story where all is said and done. It begins with the end, which places readers in an irrevocable place: Seemingly, nothing can change the outcome of a death. Márquez is vigilant with time and when and how events occur. As a reader and literary critic, I focused on a few things as…[Read more]

    • By manipulating his narrative’s flow of time Marquez provides the reader with varying degrees of insight into the circumstances surrounding Nasar Santiago’s murder. The starkest example of this is in its opening lines which immediately gives away the ending, “On the day they were going to kill him, Nasar Santiago got up at five-thirty in the morni…[Read more]

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    Class: T/TH 10:45-12:00, Powdermaker 102
    Office: Klapper 639
    Office hours: Tues. 12:00-1:00 and by appointment
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    Prolepsis and the Novel
    If you try to think of […]

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  • After our discussions this week about the conference program, I created a google doc to begin to draft it. IT IS BECOMING A REAL THING. And it will get more real.

    So, sometime before Tuesday, May 7, you should […]

  • You’ve done the hard part! Now you get to share what you’ve learned and ham it up a little. 

    The goal of a conference presentation is to convey the central insights of your research in ways that are inte […]

  • Here’s our working draft of the conference program. 

  • In the comments, list questions that you think might appear on the exam. We’ll use these to organize your study notes in the week before  the exam.

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  • In these final days of the writing process, you should focus your attention on the ways you can strengthen your thesis in the time you have. You might also want to sign up for a conference with me on […]

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