Art of Speculative Fiction

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Art of Speculative Fiction

Fall 2019

Taught By: Katia Lief

Section: A

CRN: 7275

Credits: 3

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: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (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: 1:07pm 1/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: Online Course

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/15/2019