ENGL 227 Spring 2013 A Science Fiction and Fantasy-Writing Seminar

In this class the students will attempt to produce a genre short-story, or else a chunk of a longer narrative, every two weeks. It will be writing-intensive rather than reading-intensive, though from time to time we might look at the odd piece of professional work, by way of example or inspiration, or as a source of stolen goods. Mostly, though, we will be discussing our own stuff--original stories, or sketches for stories, or the occasional plot, character, or setting exercise. Passing the course will require finishing at least three ten- to twenty-page stories, as well as numerous shorter assignments. A fair amount of work, in other words, although to save time I'm hoping we can keep any analysis or interpretation to a strict minimum.
Class Format: seminar
Requirements/Evaluation: class participation, and regular assessment of written work
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Prerequisites: a 100-level English course, or a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement examination in English Literature or a 6 or 7 on the International Baccalaureate
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Divisional Attributes: Division I
Other Attributes: ENGL Creative Writing Courses
Enrollment Limit: 12
Expected Enrollment: 12
Class Number: 3598
ENGL227-01(S) SEM Science Fiction/Fantasy Writng Division 1: Languages and the Arts Paul C. Park
TR 08:30 AM-09:45 AM Weston 010 3598
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