Special Topic: Magical Realism|
Spring 2021 not offered
This course is an Advanced Fiction Workshop exploring the history and techniques of Magical Realism. We'll begin with an examination of several of the foundational "Boom" writers of Latin America and the Caribbean, continuing with other, more contemporary writers in the genre. In addition to the novels on the reading list, short stories by Julio Cortázar, Jorge Luis Borges, Salman Rushdie, Karen Russel, George Saunders, and several other authors will be provided as photocopies. During the semester students will write two short stories utilizing this form, which will be workshopped by the class.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: (ENGL296 AND ENGL339) OR ENGL342
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
Alejo Carpentier, THE KINGDOM OF THIS WORLD
Gabriel García Márquez, ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE
Isabel Allende, THE HOUSE OF THE SPIRITS
Toni Morison, BELOVED
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly readings and composition of at least one short-story
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Meetings with and readings by visiting writers will be an additional element of the course.
This course contributes to the English major Theory and Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations.
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