LLSW
2020

Introduction Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Intro Fiction
Spring 2023
Taught By: Siddhartha Deb
Section: A

CRN: 1571

Credits: 4

This course provides an introduction to the central concepts and techniques of fiction writing and creative writing workshop. Through exposure to a variety of literary texts across genres, periods, and styles, students learn to read as fiction writers—focusing as much on how stories are constructed as on what they say or mean—in order to enhance their knowledge of and facility with the basic elements of storytelling, including setting, character, plot, dialogue, tone, voice, point of view, symbolism, and so on. Students likewise develop an applied understanding of process, revision, and craft by composing their own stories and submitting them for consideration in workshop, using the constructive criticism of their peers to aid and guide the revisions and rewriting of their own creative work. May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Fifth Year or Senior. No pre-requisites.

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 (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 4:38am EST 2/6/2023

Shared Capacities Authorship Creative Making
Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 262
Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/15/2023
Intro Fiction
Spring 2023
Taught By: Nkosi Bandele
Section: B

CRN: 7075

Credits: 4

This course provides an introduction to the central concepts and techniques of fiction writing and creative writing workshop. Through exposure to a variety of literary texts across genres, periods, and styles, students learn to read as fiction writers—focusing as much on how stories are constructed as on what they say or mean—in order to enhance their knowledge of and facility with the basic elements of storytelling, including setting, character, plot, dialogue, tone, voice, point of view, symbolism, and so on. Students likewise develop an applied understanding of process, revision, and craft by composing their own stories and submitting them for consideration in workshop, using the constructive criticism of their peers to aid and guide the revisions and rewriting of their own creative work. May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Fifth Year or Senior. No pre-requisites.

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 (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 4:38am EST 2/6/2023

Shared Capacities Authorship Creative Making
Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 260
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023
Intro Fiction
Spring 2023
Taught By: James Fuerst
Section: C

CRN: 13481

Credits: 4

This course provides an introduction to the central concepts and techniques of fiction writing and creative writing workshop. Through exposure to a variety of literary texts across genres, periods, and styles, students learn to read as fiction writers—focusing as much on how stories are constructed as on what they say or mean—in order to enhance their knowledge of and facility with the basic elements of storytelling, including setting, character, plot, dialogue, tone, voice, point of view, symbolism, and so on. Students likewise develop an applied understanding of process, revision, and craft by composing their own stories and submitting them for consideration in workshop, using the constructive criticism of their peers to aid and guide the revisions and rewriting of their own creative work. May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Fifth Year or Senior. No pre-requisites.

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 (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

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: 4:38am EST 2/6/2023

Shared Capacities Authorship Creative Making
Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 411
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023
Intro Fiction
Fall 2022
Taught By: Nkosi Bandele
Section: A

CRN: 1600

Credits: 4

“Artists are here to disturb the peace,” James Baldwin reminds us. Through examination of a diverse collection of writing across time, space, genre, and style, we will increase our appreciation and apprehension of the music, mystery, and art, in sentences and narratives, with an eye toward building fictions of our own. Our approach to character, plot, style, and theme will critique conventional ways of thinking about fiction as we aim to produce our best literary art. Among the writers we’ll read are Djuna Barnes, Roland Barthes, Paul Beatty, Alejo Carpentier, Guy Davenport, Samuel R. Delany, Helen DeWitt, Jenny Erpenbeck, Renee Gladman, László Krasznahorkai, Robert Lopez, Garielle Lutz, Joyelle McSweeney, and George Saunders. There may be required textbooks or materials associated with this course.

Permission of the instructor will be required to register for this course after the first week of the semester.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (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: 4:38am EST 2/6/2023

Shared Capacities Authorship Creative Making
Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 261
Date Range: 8/29/2022 - 12/12/2022
Intro Fiction
Fall 2022
Taught By: Kyle Hertz
Section: B

CRN: 1619

Credits: 4

INTRO FICTION: THE VANGUARD. In this course, we will look at texts from contemporary writers who are shaping the current literary culture. Writing being produced today by the vanguard has completely changed from the classics of the last century, and through studying the various techniques of the new era we will see how life as it is being lived today is reflected in published work. Students will submit stories to workshop for peer and instructor feedback, learning about critique and revision. We will read writing from Emma Cline, Ottessa Moshfegh, Raven Leilani, Garth Greenwell, Ocean Vuong, among others.

Permission of the instructor will be required to register for this course after the first week of the semester

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 4:38am EST 2/6/2023

Shared Capacities Authorship Creative Making
Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 8:00am - 9:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 258
Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022
Intro Fiction
Fall 2022
Taught By: David Gerrard
Section: C

CRN: 14090

Credits: 4

This course provides an introduction to the central concepts and techniques of fiction writing and creative writing workshop. Through exposure to a variety of literary texts across genres, periods, and styles, students learn to read as fiction writers—focusing as much on how stories are constructed as on what they say or mean—in order to enhance their knowledge of and facility with the basic elements of storytelling, including setting, character, plot, dialogue, tone, voice, point of view, symbolism, and so on. Students likewise develop an applied understanding of process, revision, and craft by composing their own stories and submitting them for consideration in workshop, using the constructive criticism of their peers to aid and guide the revisions and rewriting of their own creative work. May not be enrolled as the following Classifications: Fifth Year or Senior. No pre-requisites.

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 (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 4:38am EST 2/6/2023

Shared Capacities Authorship Creative Making
Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 263
Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022