Art of Speculative Fiction

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Art of Speculative Fiction

Fall 2018

Taught By: Alexandra Kleeman

Section: A

CRN: 5145

Credits: 2

What if we all lived underground? What if we all went blind? What if society as we know it collapsed? How do writers like Karen Russell, Kevin Brockmeier, and Jose Saramago make the impossible seem real? In a workshop environment, we explore the strategies and pitfalls of writing speculative fiction, with special emphasis on the beginnings of these kinds of “what if” stories. Each student receives feedback from the instructor and from peers on a substantial piece of writing, experiments with techniques and forms, and ends the course with a vision of the way forward.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

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: 5:36pm 10/15/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 617

Date Range: 9/28/2018 - 12/7/2018