The Experience of Time
09/12/2005 - 12/17/2005
Monday 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Special Schedule: July 4th Holiday makeup class will be held Friday, July 8 from 2:00-5:00
This writing course focuses on the way writers can represent complex experiences of time. Writers of both fiction and nonfiction need to be able to set up a chronology of events; suggest duration or change, continuity or discontinuity; define significant moments of experience; and reflect on the relation between the present and the past and future.
The readings, a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction, include pieces by Maxine Hong Kingston, Bharati Mukherjee, Alice Munro, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tim O'Brien, Gabriel Garcia Marquez, George Orwell, William Finnegan, Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, and others.
Students are encouraged to adapt the assignments to suit their own interests, which might include the writing of fiction, memoir, biography, interviews, or family history.
Anne Greene (B.A. Radcliffe College, M.A. Brandeis University) is adjunct professor of English, director of writing programs, and director of the Wesleyan Writers Conference. She was awarded the 2006 Binswanger prize for excellence in teaching. Click here for more information about Anne Greene.
Consent of Instructor Required: No
|Level: GLSP||Credits: 3||Enrollment Limit: 18|
Texts to purchase for this course:
R.V. Cassill, NORTON ANTHOLOGY OF SHORT FICTION: SIXTH SHORTER EDITION (W.W. Norton), Paperback
Linh Dinh, BLOOD AND SOAP (Seven Stories Press), Paperback
Ian Frazier, FAMILY (Picador), Paperback
Vivian Gornick, FIERCE ATTACHMENTS (Beacon), Paperback
Kathleen Norris, BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2001 (Houghton Mifflin), Paperback
W.G. Sebald, THE EMIGRANTS (New Directions), Paperback
Robert Stone, OUTERBRIDGE REACH (Mariner), Paperback
Virginia Woolf, TO THE LIGHTHOUSE (Harcourt), Paperback
READING MATERIALS AVAILABLE AT BROAD STREET BOOKS, 45 BROAD STREET, MIDDLETOWN, 860-685-7323
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