Advanced Creating Writing|
Spring 2011 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course will explore special advanced topics in creative writing, including an exploration of the line between fiction and nonfiction narratives; surrealist and magical realist writing; sophisticated plotting techniques; and evoking mood in narrative. Selected writings will include, among others, short stories by Andrea Barrett, Anton Chekov, Jorge Luis Borges, Juan Rulfo, Richard Bausch, Julio Cortazar, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Italo Calvino, Nikolai Gogol, E. P. Jones, William Faulkner, and Edgar Allen Poe; and nonfiction by Paul Auster, Truman Capote, Oliver Sacks, Josef Breuer, Sigmund Freud, and Alice Miller. This course has demanding reading and writing requirements.
Focus on reading and writing.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
|Examinations and Assignments: |
This course has demanding reading and writing requirements. Students will read approximately 200 pages of fiction or non-fiction per week, and will write between 40-50 pages of short fiction or non-fiction during the semester (three short assignments; and one long work of 35-40 pages, or two short works of 15-20 pages).
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students who have taken COL201 should email Professor Sharp (firstname.lastname@example.org) to obtain permission to attend the seminar. Students who have not taken COL201 should send a writing sample and ask for a short application form (allowing students to provide information on their qualifications to take an advanced course). Professor Sharp will begin considering applications in November. Preference is given to COL majors and upperclassmen, but students majoring in other areas are encouraged to apply. Permission of instructor will be granted in January. Students must submit a drop/add request for this course.
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