Techniques of Fiction|
This introduction to the elements of fiction and a range of authors is for people who want to write and through writing, increase their understanding and appreciation of a variety of short stories.
This is a writing-intensive course.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Fiction by authors such as Lydia Davis, Amy Hempel, Denis Johnson, Mary Gaitskill, Franz Kafka, George Saunders, Roberto Bolaņo, Jamaica Kincaid, and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four short exercises in various elements of fiction, two short stories, one revision, and two short craft papers. Attendance at every class required. There is a workshop component to this course so participating in class discussions is essential.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students are also required to attend 2-3 events per semester with visiting writers (these are scheduled on Wednesday afternoons and evenings; Q & A sessions at 4:15 and readings at 8:00 p.m.). Enrolled students must adjust their schedules accordingly. Students may not take this course and a creative writing workshop concurrently.
This course contributes to the Theory & Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Unferth,Deb Olin Times: ..T.... 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 3||FR: 3|
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