Fantastic Short Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Fantastic Short Fiction
Fall 2023
Taught By: Rose Rejouis
Section: AX

CRN: 15922

Credits: 4

This course will explore the fantastic short fiction of several women writers. What promises does this genre, fantastic fiction, make? How does it keep them? What are its limits? What about length? How do short texts work their magic? What is the difference between fantastic fiction and magical realism? Does fantastic fiction offer a special opportunity for displaying empathy towards the experience of girls and women? These are some of the questions we will raise together. The course may include works by Octavia Butler, Elena Garro, Juan Rulfo, Clarice Lispector, Aimee Bender, Angela Carter as well as some of the classic writings to which their work is responding. Students will get a chance to write both stories and literary criticism. This course counts toward the Gender Studies minor.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

* Seats available but reserved for a specific population.

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:04pm EDT 9/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:10pm - 3:25pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 602
Date Range: 8/29/2023 - 12/14/2023