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Spring 2021  |  ENGW 8110 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Fiction -- Child Narrators/Children in Fiction (65487)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits (16 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (6 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Focuses on full-length book (e.g., novel, short story collection). Assignments in common. Individual project. prereq: dept consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65487/1213

Spring 2020  |  ENGW 8110 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Fiction -- Time, Structure, and Chronology in Fiction (65028)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 207A
Enrollment Status:
Closed (11 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Focuses on full-length book (e.g., novel, short story collection). Assignments in common. Individual project. prereq: dept consent
Class Notes:
In this graduate seminar we'll read and analyze novels and short stories that offer different models for the management of chronology and structure in fiction. Students will write and submit work in response to the readings.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65028/1203

Spring 2019  |  ENGW 8110 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Fiction -- Alternative Novel Forms (64765)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 207A
Enrollment Status:
Closed (10 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Focuses on full-length book (e.g., novel, short story collection). Assignments in common. Individual project. prereq: dept consent
Class Notes:
In this hybrid seminar / workshop, we'll look at some alternative (not "experimental") novel forms, including dramatic monologues, nonfiction-fiction combinations, Shandyistic (cf. Tristram Shandy) narratives, documentary novels, and others. Among the authors we may read I would possibly include Djuna Barnes, Clarice Lispector, Samuel Beckett, John Hawkes, Sheila Heti, William Demby, and others.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64765/1193

Spring 2018  |  ENGW 8110 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Fiction -- The Poetics of Plot (50323)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Wed 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 202
Enrollment Status:
Closed (10 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Focuses on full-length book (e.g., novel, short story collection). Assignments in common. Individual project. prereq: dept consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?baxte087+ENGW8110+Spring2018
Class Description:
The Poetics of Plot

In this seminar, we'll be examining certain features of plot, starting with Aristotle's Poetics and moving on from there. I'm interested in those elements that contribute to urgency and momentum, and among the sub-topics we'll discuss will be snowball plots, comic plots, one-way gates, desires and fears as narrative engines, the strategic blurt, and the creation of Wonderlands. I'm also interested in the dissolving distinction between potboilers and art. I'll be referring to the critical work of Rene Girard and Peter Brooks. Among the texts we may read: Macbeth, Dostoyevsky's The Double, Conrad's The Secret Agent, the stories of Graham Greene, The Talented Mr. Ripley by Patricia Highsmith (whose book on suspense narratives we may read), one of Charles Portis's novels, something by Chester Himes, and possibly Flannery O'Connor's The Violent Bear It Away.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/50323/1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 April 2017

Spring 2017  |  ENGW 8110 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Fiction -- Reading and Writing The Novel (50900)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 226
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Focuses on full-length book (e.g., novel, short story collection). Assignments in common. Individual project. prereq: dept consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?vganesha+ENGW8110+Spring2017
Class Description:
Students in this course will read several novels - and also have the opportunity to workshop excerpts from their own. Reading may include Middlemarch, Beloved, Mona in the Promised Land, The Giant's House, Things Fall Apart, Americanah, The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay, A Fine Balance, Giovanni's Room, and others. Students may either workshop an excerpt of their own (80-100 pages) or write a long craft essay about aspects of the novel. Enrollment requires instructor permission.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/50900/1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
13 October 2016

Spring 2016  |  ENGW 8110 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Fiction -- Perspective and Voice (53101)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 202
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Focuses on full-length book (e.g., novel, short story collection). Assignments in common. Individual project. prereq: dept consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?baxte087+ENGW8110+Spring2016
Class Description:
Perspective and Voice:
For this seminar, I'd like to investigate the literary problem of perspective (Who tells the story? And from what angle is it told?), an issue that naturally leads to the question of tone and voice (idiom, diction and syntax, and the matter of urgency). Perspective and voice cannot and probably should not be separated from each other, nor can the issue of perspective be dislodged as a subject from the cultural group from which the story springs. We'll do some close readings of authors whose work is particularly notable for the sound it makes: Hemingway (In Our Time), Katherine Anne Porter ("Flowering Judas," Pale Horse, Pale Rider), Grace Paley (Enormous Changes at the Last Minute), James Alan McPherson ("Gold Coast"), Toni Cade Bambara (Gorilla My Love), Alice Munro ("Child's Play"), Ruttawut Lapcharoensap ("Farangs"), and several others. We'll also be reading Christopher Castellani's handbook, The Art of Perspective. As writers, we will be working on making our own work notable for style and sound. This will be a combined seminar and writing workshop.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53101/1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
13 October 2015

Spring 2015  |  ENGW 8110 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Fiction (53483)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 202
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Focuses on full-length book (e.g., novel, short story collection). Assignments in common. Individual project. prereq: dept consent
Class Description:
"Time, Sequence, and the Image" We will be thinking about different ways and means of organizing chronology within stories, including fractured chronologies and nonsequential narratives. I'm interested in the way that momentum may be sustained within nonsequential narratives, and how a certain kind of imagery may sustain it and a core emotion. We will be doing close readings of short stories and novellas.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53483/1153
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
19 September 2014

Spring 2014  |  ENGW 8110 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Fiction (58518)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 202
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Focuses on full-length book (e.g., novel, short story collection). Assignments in common. Individual project.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/58518/1143

Spring 2013  |  ENGW 8110 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Fiction -- Submerged Populations (53796)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Seminar
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 202
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Focuses on full-length book (e.g., novel, short story collection). Assignments in common. Individual project.
Class Description:
What has happened to the short story during the last half century? Has it expired or gone underground? Does Frank O'Connor's much-disputed theory of short story populations as consisting of "submerged population groups" still seem at least partially true? We'll be reading collections of short stories, with an emphasis on some close readings of one or two stories each week.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/53796/1133
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
9 October 2012

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