English | Introduction to Fiction
L204 | 1233 | Ardizzone
1:10p-2:25p D (25) 3 cr
COAS INTENSIVE WRITING SECTION
This section of L204: Introduction to Fiction will examine four major
forms of fiction: the short story, the novella, the novel, and the
novel-in-stories. The course study about two dozen classic and
contemporary short stories by male and female writers (including writers
from North and South America, Africa, and Europe), Joseph Conrad's novella
"Heart of Darkness" as well as Chinua Achebe's critical response to it,
Ernest Hemingway's short novel THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, Ken Kesey's novel
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, and Gloria Naylor's novel-in-stories THE
WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE. The class will focus on how these works were
written (by learning the identity and functions of various fictional
techniques) as well as what these works suggest about the human condition.
Since this course fulfills the Intensive Writing Requirement, four papers
in addition to a midterm and final essay exam will be required.
Texts: FICTION 100, 8th edition, ed. by James H. Pickering.
THE OLD MAN AND THE SEA, Ernest Hemingway.
ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST, Ken Kesey.
THE WOMEN OF BREWSTER PLACE, by Gloria Naylor.