Listed in: English, as ENGL-426
Judith E. Frank (Section 01)
An advanced writing workshop devoted to the reading and writing of novellas. We will study such novellas as Samantha Lan Chang’s Hunger, Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, Ted Chiang’s The Story of Your Life, and Danielle Evans’ The Office of Historical Corrections, in order to get a sense of the parameters and scope of this in-between form. Students will write up to ten pages per week with the aim of composing and revising a work of 70-80 pages by the end of the semester.
Requisite: A previous fiction-writing workshop. Admission with consent of the instructor. Limited to 12 students. Please consult the Creative Writing Center website for information on admission to this course. Fall semester. Professor Frank.
How to handle overenrollment: Students will be asked to submit a letter detailing their writing experience so far.
Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: emphasis on readings, written work, artistic work, and workshopping.
W 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM CHAP 210
|The Office of Historical Corrections
|Stories of Your Life and Others
|Hunger: A Novella and Stories
|Lan Samantha Chang
|The Death of Ivan Ilyich
These books are available locally at Amherst Books.