LLST

3006

RFW: Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

RFW Fiction: Arundhati Roy

Spring 2019

Taught By: Siddhartha Deb

Section: A

CRN: 1665

Credits: 4

In this class students will study and practice the art of storytelling with particular emphasis on the role of formal and stylistic innovation. Authors we will read include Susan Sontag, Fran Ross, Donald Barthelme, Raymond Queneau, Lydia Davis, and Italo Calvino.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 11:05pm 9/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2019 - 5/9/2019

RFW Fiction: Dystopian Fiction

Spring 2019

Taught By: James Fuerst

Section: B

CRN: 5065

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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 11:05pm 9/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 11:55am - 1:35pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/13/2019

RFW Fiction: Global Novel

Fall 2018

Taught By: Siddhartha Deb

Section: A

CRN: 1662

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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 14

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 11:10pm 9/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 11:55am - 1:35pm

Building: Fanton Hall 72 5th

Room: 713

Date Range: 8/28/2018 - 12/13/2018

RFW Fiction: Contemp Short Fic

Fall 2018

Taught By: Eric Simonoff

Section: B

CRN: 7220

Credits: 4

READING FOR WRITERS FICTION: THE REAL LIVE CONTEMPORARY SHORT STORY: In this class we will read the work of some of the most significant writers of contemporary short fiction at work today, discuss and analyze the technique, structure, and themes of their stories, and seek to apply their methods to the students’ own writing. Then, we will bring the authors of some of the assigned stories into the classroom to interact with the students and to discuss the origin, creation, and intention behind the stories we will read. Visiting authors will include Phil Klay, ZZ Packer, Daniel Alarcon, Sam Lipsyte, Maryse Meijer, Chris Adrian, and Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah, among others.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment 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: 11:10pm 9/18/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 3:50pm - 5:30pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 458

Date Range: 8/27/2018 - 12/12/2018