Fall 2018 not offered
In this special topics course we will study the craft of character building. We will focus on how novelists, short story writers, film makers, poets and essayists over the 20th and the beginning of 21st century have crafted the female child in literature to have a broad but challenging conversation about narration, voice, subjectivity, and agency. We will use the course materials and discussions as impetus to write characters that challenge easy tropes while also contributing to ongoing conversations about literature and writing.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ENGL292 OR ENGL296
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Possible texts include:
Girls dir by Lena Dunham
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov
Pippi Longstocking by Astrid Lindgren
The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez
The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison
White Teeth by Zadie Smith
Of Love and Other Demons by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Cowboys and East Indians by Nina McConigley
|Examination and Assignments: |
2-4 pieces of fiction, final project/paper on an issue of craft.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students of all backgrounds are welcome in this course, but each student must have taken at least one course in Creative Writing in any genre at the college level, or have some other relevant background in the humanities or social sciences.
Students may not take this course and another creative writing workshop concurrently.
This course contributes to the Creative Writing and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations of the English major