NWRW

3311

Accidental Realities: Writing Experimental Fiction

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Accidental Realities: Fiction

Fall 2019

Taught By: Sharon M Mesmer

Section: A

CRN: 7244

Credits: 3

Cut-ups, collage, use of dream images, and heightened language are often the provenance of poetry. In this class, experimentation with words and text is applied to the writing of fiction. Building upon pre-existing narratives, stories, or characters--or creating them--students learn to produce an exploded prose that opens up new avenues for creation and interpretation. Model readings--Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, Bataille's The Impossible, and Cisneros' House on Mango Street--are paired with writing assignments (the events of one day, an obsession, vignettes of childhood) and in-class writings (cut-ups, "exquisite corpses") to provide new ideas and methods for composing fiction.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 10

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: 6:56pm 5/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

Accidental Realities: Fiction

Spring 2019

Taught By: Sharon M Mesmer

Section: A

CRN: 4584

Credits: 3

Cut-ups, collage, use of dream images, and heightened language are often the provenance of poetry. In this class, experimentation with words and text is applied to the writing of fiction. Building upon pre-existing narratives, stories, or characters--or creating them--students learn to produce an exploded prose that opens up new avenues for creation and interpretation. Model readings--Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, Bataille's The Impossible, and Cisneros' House on Mango Street--are paired with writing assignments (the events of one day, an obsession, vignettes of childhood) and in-class writings (cut-ups, "exquisite corpses") to provide new ideas and methods for composing fiction.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

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: 6:57pm 5/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 261

Date Range: 1/24/2019 - 5/9/2019