Spring 2015


Listed in: English, as ENGL-255

Formerly listed as: ENGL-17

Moodle site: Course


Amity W. Gaige (Section 01)


This course is concerned with the problem of honesty in subjective expression.  We will study both fictional and non-fictional first-person narratives.  Some narrators deliberately deceive, and some deceive without intending to.  How does an elusive understanding of the self make even an “honest” narrator’s project of telling harder, if not impossible?  Readings will include works by Kazuo Ishiguro, Vladimir Nabokov, Joseph Mitchell, Janet Malcolm, Lauren Slater, and Geoff Dyer.  Students will be required to produce both critical and creative writing.  Creative writing experience preferred.  Writing attentive.

Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Visiting Writer Gaige.

If Overenrolled: Writing sample


Artistic Practice


2020-21: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Spring 2015, Spring 2019