L204 0253 JOHNSON
Introduction to Fiction

8:55a-10:10a D (25) 3 cr.


In this course we will read, discuss, and write about novels and short stories to examine the formal elements of literature (voice, narrative, character, etc.) through themes of American identity. The reading list will tentatively include the works of Junot Diaz, Danzy Senna, Thomas Glave, and Raymond Carver, among others.

This is a discussion-based course, so attendance and participation is mandatory. You will be assigned frequent exercises, short response papers, and three formal four-page papers.