Writing Contemporary Narratives
06/23/2003 - 08/05/2003
Monday & Wednesday 05:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Public Affairs Center 422
This writing course invites students to examine assorted pieces of contemporary fiction and non-fiction on thematic, stylistic and organizational features that make this recent work distinctive. We will consider the problems of voice (and how to establish one, or several, in your own work). We will also think about how stories engaged the reader; the problematic "I;" the effects of gaps, silences, and white space; the uses of surprise, including photographs; the weaving of apparently unrelated material into a braided piece; and links to place and 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|
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