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Academic Year 2005/2006
Advanced Fiction Workshop
ENGL 168 FA
For people who have already had an introduction to the techniques of fiction, or another course in fiction writing, and want to continue writing short fiction and having their work critiqued by other students and by the
instructor. Reading will be tailored to the interests of the class. Students will be expected to make copies of their own work and distribute it to the class at least a week in advance of its being discussed.
Stories by a panoply of authors, including Langston Hughes, Alice Munro, Donald Marthelme, Lydia Davis, Linh Dinh, Anton Chekhov, Don DeLillo, Lynne Tillman, Gloria Naylor.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Three to five short stories, amounting to somewhere between forty and fifty pages (10,000 and 12,500 words); portfolio of revised work at the end of the semester.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
Students must have taken one fiction course or one non-fiction course at Wesleyan. No later than a week before the first class, email the instructor a five-page sample of your fiction as well as your name, year, major,
and how you fulfilled the
requirement. You may not take this course and another writing course concurrently, with the exception of a senior thesis tutorial. Students will add this class during the Drop/Add period.
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Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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