WesMaps - Wesleyan University Catalog 2007-2008       Summer Session       Winter Session       Home       Archive       Search
Writing Fiction: A Creative Writing Workshop
COL 201
Fall 2007
Section: 01  
This course may be repeated for credit.

In this creative writing course, students will analyze narrative techniques of masters of the short story such as Anton Chekov, William Faulkner, E.P. Jones, Octavia Butler, Italo Calvino, Julio Cortazar, Richard Bausch, Patricia Highsmith, J.D. Salinger, Bernard Malamud, Alice Munro, and Flannery O'Connor. Students will study various ways to structure narratives and develop characters; examine problems related to perspective and psychic distance in third- and first-person narratives; explore sophisticated narrative techniques involving parallel and non-chronological plots; and study ways of plotting long stories or novellas and organizing short story collections. After writing original stories employing narrative techniques learned in class, students will share their writing in workshops.

Essential Capabilities: Writing
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA COL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on JUN-22-2024
Contact wesmaps@wesleyan.edu to submit comments or suggestions. Please include a url, course title, faculty name or other page reference in your email ? Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, 06459