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
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Course texts will include novels and stories by such writers as ZZ Packer, Don DeLillo, Patricia Highsmith, Muriel Spark, Guy de Maupassant, Julio Cortázar, and Haruki Murakami; films by such directors as Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni; and the television dramatic series, Deadwood.
|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: |
Meetings with and readings by visiting writers may be an additional element of the course.
To apply for this course, please submit either 3 to 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; please include your name, class year, and the number of this course. If you are applying to more than one upper level creative writing course, you must list them all and indicate your order of preference. The application deadline is the first day of Pre-Registration at 5 p.m. Please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to email@example.com with the Subject Heading "POI Application-ENGL317." Please use either Microsoft Word or rich text format for your attachment, with the file name: "Last Name-First Initial-Course Number" (e.g. Smith-J-ENGL317.docx). You will be notified electronically of the status of your application by the end of the Planning Period.
Students may not take this course and another creative writing course concurrently.
|Instructor(s): Scibona,Salvatore Times: ..T.R.. 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: WYL113; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 15
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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