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Accidental Realities: Writing Experimental Fiction

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.

  • Programs:
  • Format: Online
  • Section: A
  • Course Number: CRN 7245 - NWRW 0311 A
  • Mesmer, Sharon
Aug 31 - Dec 19
Fall 2020
CRN 7245
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