An unreliable narrator may be devilish or deceitful, but any of us can become unreliable narrators when forced to confront and explain unpleasant truths. In this special topics course we will study the unreliable narrator in both fiction and nonfiction. We will examine how the subjectivity of all narrators gives them limited access to the truth, and how we can use this interesting psychological phenomenon in our own writing.
||Gen Ed Area Dept:
|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ENGL292 OR ENGL296
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Books studied may include The Good Soldier, by Ford Maddox Ford, and Lauren Slater┐s pseudo-memoir Lying. Other readings include stories by James Baldwin, Edgar Allen Poe, and Alice Munro
|Examination and Assignments: |
Assignments include intensive participation in discussion, short exercises, extensive reading, and the completion and workshop of two complete works of ten pages each.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Only one creative writing course per semester. This course contributes to the Creative Writing and Theory & Literary Forms concentrations fo the English major.
|Instructor(s): Gaige,Amity Times: ....R.. 11:50AM-02:40PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 2||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 0||FR: 0|