NWRW

3888

The New School, The Soap Opera, v2020

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

TNS, The Soap Opera, v2020

Fall 2020

Taught By: John Reed

Section: A

CRN: 8919

Credits: 3

In this one-of-a-kind cooperative effort, writers fashion and manufacture a multi-media, multi-cultural, multi-indy soap operatic event. We create a fictive world, write scripts, and launch a website with text artifacts and other extras from our "show." Readings explore the political structures of the soap opera, from the epic forms of myth and religion to the bougie forms of the novel and event television. Meanwhile, our fellows in the media department, in a class of their own, toil diligently through production, shooting, and editing. Our goal: a whole season of the show. Screen credits to be determined. Writers fashion and manufacture a multi-media, multi-cultural, multi-indy soap operatic event. We create a fictive world, write scripts, and shoot the pilot of our show. Readings explore the political structures of the soap opera, from the epic forms of myth and religion to the bougie forms of the novel and event television. In assignments and editorial board, we'll hash out the script, the locations, the cast, the production. Screen credits to be determined.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*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: 2:56am 7/12/2020 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:55pm - 2:45pm

Building: TBD

Date Range: 9/4/2020 - 12/18/2020