LLST

3006

Reading for Writers: Fiction Experiments in Form and Style

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

RFW Fict: Lit Is Translation

Spring 2021

Taught By: Val Vinokur

Section: AX

CRN: 8775

Credits: 4

Reading for Writers classes focus on a given literary style, genre, or aspect of craft through the consideration a representative selection of readings. Writing and discussion in these classes discovers the subtle techniques used by authors to achieve aesthetic and expressive goals. Rather than engaging primarily in interpretation, these courses illuminate the formal properties of a genre as defined by its practitioners: the bricks, mortar, and architecture of writing. The goal of this inquiry is to enrich our writing, therefore these insights are put into practice through short creative assignments. Since aesthetic and social philosophies often play a role in the development of literary styles, students will master the ideas that informed the works under consideration. The goal, as the name suggests, is for writers to obtain usable knowledge through careful reading and bring this knowledge to their own work.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 7:46pm 11/23/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/25/2021 - 5/10/2021

RFW Fiction: Global Novel

Spring 2021

Taught By: Siddhartha Deb

Section: BX

CRN: 8529

Credits: 4

Reading for Writers classes focus on a given literary style, genre, or aspect of craft through the consideration a representative selection of readings. Writing and discussion in these classes discovers the subtle techniques used by authors to achieve aesthetic and expressive goals. Rather than engaging primarily in interpretation, these courses illuminate the formal properties of a genre as defined by its practitioners: the bricks, mortar, and architecture of writing. The goal of this inquiry is to enrich our writing, therefore these insights are put into practice through short creative assignments. Since aesthetic and social philosophies often play a role in the development of literary styles, students will master the ideas that informed the works under consideration. The goal, as the name suggests, is for writers to obtain usable knowledge through careful reading and bring this knowledge to their own work.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 7:46pm 11/23/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/20/2021 - 5/5/2021

RFW Fiction: Arundhati Roy

Fall 2020

Taught By: Siddhartha Deb

Section: AX

CRN: 9035

Credits: 4

RFW FICTION: ARUNDHATI ROY: This course will grapple with the work of the writer Arundhati Roy and the manner in which it moves between fiction and nonfiction, between writing and politics, and between the Global South and the North. She will be considered especially as a writer from the Third World, with her works used to open up questions between writing and capitalism, imperialism, and modernity. The readings will include Roy’s first novel, The God of Small Things, a selection of her wide-ranging nonfiction, as well as writers her work is in conversation with, including John Berger and Eduardo Galeano. Students will be required to make presentations, conduct research, carry out critical and creative writing exercises, and produce an essay, an academic paper, or a creative project as a final requirement.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 7:45pm 11/23/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020

RFW Fiction: Form and Style

Fall 2020

Taught By: Albert Mobilio

Section: B

CRN: 5501

Credits: 4

READING FOR WRITERS FICTION: EXPERIMENTS IN FORM AND STYLE: In this course we will read a variety of texts that venture unconventional methods and forms of literary expression. Fiction writers such as Jennifer Egan, John Keene, Raymond Queneau, Lydia Davis, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, and others—will also be included. Students will respond critically and creatively to these readings as they investigate the relationship between form, style, and meaning.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 21

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 7:45pm 11/23/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 8/31/2020 - 12/16/2020