LLSW
4000

Advanced Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Advanced Fiction
Fall 2023
Taught By: Siddhartha Deb
Section: A

CRN: 14111

Credits: 4

ADVANCED FICTION: WRITING IN THE WORLD. This course will build on concepts of fiction writing learned in Introductory and Intermediate Fiction by engaging in a sustained manner with the kind of reading, analysis, writing, and revision practices that are likely to help one progress further with one’s writing and prepare a student for a Senior Capstone in Writing. This will involve, along with actually writing fiction, an examination of literary terminology, an understanding of questions of style, form, genre, and literary genealogy, a study of the material circumstances within which fiction writing takes place, and the ability to combine research, analysis, and collaboration with what we call imagination. Significant emphasis will be given to close reading, focused discussion, and creative exercises, all of this culminating in a story of 10-12 pages.

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 (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

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: 7:42am EST 12/2/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th
Room: 262
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023
Advanced Fiction
Spring 2024
Taught By: James Fuerst
Section: A

CRN: 13395

Credits: 4

In this workshop class students will study and practice the art of storytelling. In order to deepen understanding of the relationship between authorial intention and reader response, they will read work by established authors (as well as one another) and offer written and oral analyses that detail the mechanics of literary technique. In our reading of canonical as well as contemporary authors drawn from a diverse range of national literatures, we will parse the literary process from inspiration through execution to reception. The goal here is to refine our perceptual ability as readers so we can employ this heightened awareness as writers. This discussion—focusing on form, style, rhetorical technique, narrative voice—will inform each student’s project: sustained works of fiction by semester's end.

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: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 7:42am EST 12/2/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Academic Entrance 63 Fifth Ave
Room: 200
Date Range: 1/23/2024 - 5/9/2024