Special Topics: Plot|
|Certificates: Social, Cultural, and Critical Theory, Writing|
In this class we will study classic and contemporary novels, stories, and television dramatic series that immerse the reader and viewer in an absorbing fictional plot. Our priorities will be close reading and watching for the pleasure and enlightenment of the works as wholes, as well as an examination of the choices storytellers make to snag our imaginations, drag them into a fictional world, and keep them there. The study will culminate in new creative work: short stories you will write and the class will critique in a workshop setting.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ENGL292 OR ENGL296
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course texts will include novels by such writers as Charles Dickens, Graham Greene, and Zadie Smith; and series such as True Detective and Fanny and Alexander.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Students will make in-class presentations on the course texts, compose creative exercises, and write a full-length work of original short fiction, along with a thorough revision.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
To apply for this course, please submit either 3-8 pages of creative writing or a statement of no more than 2 pages describing your interest in this course and any past history with creative writing. The application deadline is Monday, November 10 at 9:00 a.m. Please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use either Microsoft Word or rich-text-format for your attachment. You will be notified electronically of the status of your application during adjustment period.
This course contributes to the Creative Writing and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Scibona,Salvatore Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
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