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Space and Place in Fiction
ENGL 276
Spring 2010
Section: 01  

This seminar will consider the way writers make use of real and imagined geographies, and also the way they work with the space on the page, or, in the case of new media, off it. Some questions to be considered include, How have American writers conceived of the wilderness and where, if anywhere, do we situate the wilderness now? Has our relation to space itself changed over the last two hundred years? How is space connected to ideas of social organization? What's the value of getting lost?

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
This course requires bi-weekly creative writing assignments, and a substantial creative final project. In addition, students will read and discuss their stories in class.

Students will also read works of fiction, nonfiction and criticism which relate to the theme of the class (i.e., the way writers represent space, and use space to create meaning). The class will discuss these readings critically.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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