Spring 2023 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This course will explore techniques and theories that sustain multifaceted and long narratives in fiction and nonfiction. Students will read texts that transpire over many pages, over long periods of time, and which involve deep explorations of character, setting, and theme. Readings will draw on various genres: classics ("Crime and Punishment" and Thomas Mann's "The Magic Mountain"), crime fiction (Donna Tartt's "The Secret History"), and narrative nonfiction (Rebecca Skloot's "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks" and Gay Talese's "Honor Thy Father"). We will examine and explore the elements that sustain long and complex stories. Students will write one very long (50-page) essay or piece of fiction over the course of the semester.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT
Thomas Mann, THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN
Donna Tartt, THE SECRET HISTORY
|Examinations and Assignments: |
One 50 page paper over the course of the semester
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Email Professor Charles Barber at email@example.com for instructions on applying for the course. Applicants will complete a short questionnaire and submit a writing sample of at least ten pages. Preference is given to COL majors and Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, but first year students and students majoring in other areas are encouraged to apply. Contributes to fulfillment of ENGL major requirements: class of 22: can count for Techniques or Special Topic course or genre-focused course in the CW concentration, Theory and Literary Forms concentration, elective; class of 23 and beyond: CW requirement, CW path course (but not upper-level workshop or 300-level), elective.
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