Courses: Fiction Writing: From the Conventional to the Experimental (ENGLH293B01)

Spring 2010

This course invites students to read and write across a spectrum, starting with recognizably conventional short stories and heading into so-called ""experimental"" territory. We'll look at how traditional modes of story-telling have been both honored and disrupted by twentieth-century writers. Readings will feature such authors as Martin Amis, John Barth, Jorge Luis Borges, Italo Calvino, Robert Coover, Lorrie Moore, Tillie Olsen, and H.G. Wells. Students will perform their own experiments with plot structures, narrative stances, and linguistic strategies through the fashioning of two short-short pieces and two longer stories.

Syllabus: View course syllabus

Prerequisites: Writing sample required for consideration.

Fulfills: HU III

Department

English (Web site)

Taught By

Adrienne Miller

Meeting Times

W 1:30-4:00