Life into Art: Joyce, Woolf, Nabokov|
REES 232, RULE 232|
James Joyce in Dublin, Virginia Woolf in London, and Vladimir Nabokov in Petersburg vividly evoke place as key to both their biography and their artistic creation. As they transform aspects of their lives into their fictional universes, they deliberately blur the boundary between memoir and fiction, while literary works turn out to be as formative of creative consciousness as major historical events. Students will analyze these great modernists' modes of transforming "life" into art throughout the semester, and then put them into practice in writing a short story of their own.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (REES-MN)(REES-Lang/Lit/C)(REES-Social Sci)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Special Attributes: FYS|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
James Joyce: Dubliners; PORTRAIT OF THE ARTIST AS A YOUNG MAN
Virginia Woolf: TO THE LIGHTHOUSE; MRS. DALLOWAY; JACOB'S ROOM; ORLANDO
Vladimir Nabokov: SPEAK, MEMORY; THE REAL LIFE OF SEBASTIAN KNIGHT; PALE FIRE
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three short papers (4 pages), one final short story (~5-10 pages), regular class response papers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
THIS SECTION IS A FIRST-YEAR SEMINAR (FYS) CLASS.
|Instructor(s): Meyer,Priscilla Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: FISK312; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 19||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: X||FR: 19|
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