ENGLISH 578 - Creative Writing-Fiction
Fall 2021, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
May be repeated for credit.
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In this course we will read a wide variety of contemporary first books, to a total of about a dozen volumes; among our subjects we will likely find first collections of unrelated short stories as well as first collections that cohere in various fashions, including the elusive “novel in stories”; also, first novels in a variety of forms and guises, including novels that have their origins in short stories, novels told in the first person, third person, and from multiple points of view; novels with an experimental tinge, “family sagas”, and, for the sake of completeness, at least one novel in genre. Students will be expected to read deeply and carefully with an eye to their own writing; to lead a discussion of a book of particular interest; and to produce a short paper concerning the writing and selling of first books, especially those books whose styles and content are of particular interest to the student.


ENGLISH 578 - Creative Writing-Fiction
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 5:00PM - 8:00PM

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