From Idea to Plot: Writing as a Cultural Performance|
Fall 2007 not offered
|Course Cluster: Jewish and Israel Studies|
Every story starts from something: an image, a metaphor, a location, a character, or even a scent. From that point of birth until the final editing stages, the story's plot is being formed. Some see in the plot the story's backbone, others, its engine. Both metaphors make us aware of its importance. How can we construct plot and, more important, how can we improve one when we already have our first draft? In this workshop we will try by reading, by watching films, and, mostly, by writing to understand more about the plot animal, its birth and its taming. During the workshop its participants will need to write short fiction pieces (the participants should be students who have interest and confidence in writing fiction (either as stories, plays, or screenplays). Films, short stories, and screenplays from American and Israeli cultures will be used in this workshop.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
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Short stories by Israeli writers Orly Castel-Bloom and Yoel Hoffman.
Films: THE CRYING GAME, MILLER'S CROSSING
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Classroom attendance and participation.
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