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ENGL 302 A: Critical Practice

How Does Fiction Work?

Meeting Time: 
MW 10:30am - 12:20pm
LOW 219
Shawn Wong
Shawn Wong

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How Does Fiction Work?
What makes literary fiction different from a fictional movie or a play? What is asked of you as a reader while you’re reading? What is backstory and where is it embedded in the story? What is story structure? How do characters drive a plot?

Students will read short stories, watch films and/or plays adapted from short stories to see how people working in different genres “read” fiction.

Readings will include the following: James Joyce, Tobias Wolfe, Raymond Carver, David Mamet, Lorrie Moore, Joyce Carol Oates, Hisaye Yamamoto, Al Young, Ishmael Reed, and others.

Catalog Description: 
Intensive study of, and exercise in, applying important or influential interpretive practices for studying language, literature, and culture, along with consideration of their powers/limits. Focuses on developing critical writing abilities. Topics vary and may include critical and interpretive practice from scripture and myth to more contemporary approaches, including newer interdisciplinary practices. Prerequisite: minimum grade of 2.0 in ENGL 197 or ENGL 297; a minimum grade of 2.0 in ENGL 202 or ENGL 301; may not be repeated if received a grade of 2.0 or higher.
GE Requirements: 
Arts and Humanities (A&H)
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Last updated: 
March 16, 2016 - 12:38pm