Writing Short Fiction in Spanish|
Fall 2022 not offered
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, dialogues, and structure), 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 Latinx 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: (CWRC)(HISP)(RMST)
Short stories and essays by Latin American, Latinx and Spanish authors.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly writing exercises, several drafts of the short piece of fiction which you will present as the final project of the course, feedback on peers' work, participation in class blog.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
To be considered for this course you should send 1) a short vignette 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 transformation, and 2) a brief note indicating your year/major, any courses taken in Spanish before or your experience with the language, and the reasons why you want to take this course. Email to firstname.lastname@example.org. No consideration will be given to students who don't provide this material.
To take this course you must have at least SPAN 221 with a minimum of B-. (Please note that this requirement can be waived for native speakers or others on a case by case basis).
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