Fall 2004

HUMS 627
Story and Structure

Greene,Anne F.

09/13/2004 - 12/18/2004
Monday 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Public Affairs Center 136

Special Schedule: Class will not meet on the July 4th Holiday. A makeup class, tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 12 from 2:00 to 5:00, will be confirmed via class consensus.



This is a course for those who want to write with greater facility and with increased attention to the design of each piece. Students may choose to focus on narrative essays, memoir, or fiction. Exercises will focus on the organizational strategies that are most effective in each kind of writing. The class is informal, allowing participants to work collaboratively and to adapt the assignments to meet their own interests.

Readings will be from contemporary prose writers including Annie Dillard, Jamaica Kincaid, Joan Didion, Philip Gourevitch, W. G. Sebald, and many others.

Readings from contemporary prose writers including Annie Dillard, Jamaica Kincaid, Joan Didion, Philip Gourevitch, W. G. Sebald, and many others.


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.


ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

Texts to purchase for this course:
Annie Fadiman, THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Paperback

Richard Ford, THE GRANTA BOOK OF THE AMERICAN SHORT STORY (Granta Books), Paperback

Vivian Gornick, FIERCE ATTACHMENTS (Beacon Press), Paperback

Philip Gourevitch, WE WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT TOMORROW WE WILL BE KILLED WITH OUR FAMILIES: STORIES FROM RWANDA (Picador USA), Paperback

Atul Guwande, COMPLICATIONS: A SURGEON'S NOTES ON AN IMPERFECT SCIENCE (Picador USA), Paperback

Katrina Kenison, THE BEST AMERICAN SHORT STORIES, 2001 (Mariner Books), Paperback

Alan Lightman, THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, 2000 (Hougton Mifflin), Paperback

W.G. Sebald, THE EMIGRANTS (New Direction Publishing), Paperback

Robert Stone, OUTERBRIDGE REACH (Houghton Mifflin), Paperback

READING MATERIALS AVAILABLE AT BROAD STREET BOOKS, 45 BROAD STREET, MIDDLETOWN, 860-685-7323

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