Fiction: An Introduction

University Curriculum: University Curriculum

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Fiction: An Introduction
Spring 2024
Taught By: Val Vinokur
Section: L

CRN: 8937

Credits: 0

This course will feature short literary texts as approached by writers and scholars from the New School and beyond. Each lecture will offer an engaging critical approach to a great work of literature, and, taken as a whole, the class will offer a survey of different kinds of reading. Lecturers and texts may include: Daniel Mendelsohn on “Oedipus Rex”; Tracyann Williams on Morrison’s “Recitatif”; Albert Mobilio on Carver's "The Beginners”; and Val Vinokur on Dostoevsky's "Notes from Underground,” Keene’s “Aeronauts,” Kafka’s "Report to an Academy," and Babel's "Red Cavalry." Students will meet in smaller discussion sections before each lecture as preparation. A short weekly written assignment and its revision will constitute the entire graded work of the course. Prospective students should be aware that, with the exception of excused absences, attendance at every class and timely completion of every assignment will be a prerequisite to succeeding in this class. **Students must register for both the lecture and discussion section of this course.** [This ULEC is in category 3, Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Arts and Humanities.]

College: University Curriculum (UL)

Department: University Curriculum (UNIV)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 60

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 3:16am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 2:10pm - 3:25pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 404
Date Range: 1/24/2024 - 5/8/2024