Writing Short Fiction in Spanish|
This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of writing short fiction in Spanish. It will enhance their command of Spanish and their skills as effective writers through the examination and discussion of many aspects of the craft of fiction writing, which will inform students' own writing and development of their personal style. We will examine essential features of fiction (methods of constructing narrative tension, climax, ambiguity, character, different kinds of autobiographies and descriptions, dialogues, and monologues), as well as various fictional styles through our discussion of the writing of our peers and a study of the texts of a number of contemporary Latin American and Latino writers working in a genre that has been crucial to the region's intellectual production.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HISP)(RMST)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Short stories by contemporary Latin American and Latino authors.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly reading and short writing assignments, plus a final short fiction piece (15-20 p). Reading and writing are the best ways for adult learners to improve their Spanish. You will improve all of your language skills in this course.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Requirements: at least SPAN 221 with a minimum of B (this requirement can be waived for native speakers on a case by case basis). Priority will be given to HISP majors and students who have studied abroad in a Spanish-speaking country, but all are encouraged to apply.
TO APPLY send in one document: 1) a short writing sample in Spanish comprised of 2-3 paragraphs in which you narrate an event that led you or someone you know to undergo some sort of (major or subtle) transformation, and 2) a brief note (1 paragraph) indicating year/major, courses in Spanish that you've taken before, your favorite books/writings/films, and the reasons why you want to take this course. Send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Instructor(s): Ospina,Maria Times: ..T.R.. 10:20AM-11:40AM; Location: RLAN106; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|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.|