NWRW

3311

Accidental Realities: Writing Experimental Fiction

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Accidental Realities: Fiction

Spring 2023

Taught By: Sharon M Mesmer

Section: A

CRN: 13239

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)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

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: 3:34pm 8/16/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: TBD

Times: TBD

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2023 - 5/17/2023

Accidental Realities: Fiction

Fall 2022

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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 18

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

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 20, 2022 (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: 3:34pm 8/16/2022 EDT