Spring 2019 not offered
In this special topics course we will study the craft of structure and setting. We will focus on how novelists and short story writers have made use of architecture and the environment as a means to shape story, reveal character, and direct plot. We will apply our learning to our own fiction by writing work that reveals a sophisticated awareness of the relationship between content and form.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ENGL292 OR ENGL296
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)
Possible texts include:
The Book of Unknown Americans Cristina Henriquez
Blindness by Jose Saramago
A House for Mr. Biswas by VS Naipaul
The Turner House by Angela Flournoy
|Examination and Assignments: |
2-4 pieces of fiction, final project on diagramming of structure
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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.