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Fall 2021
May 21,2022
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LITR 291 - CREATIVE WRITING TOPICS
A “Topics Course” in creative writing allows a student to pursue their own writing within a focused study of a particular theme, content or genre area. Topics courses in creative writing offers an opportunity to concentrate the attention of the class on specific material that helps develop the writer as a student of that material as well as a practitioner of the material. This course counts toward the Creative Writing concentration or minor. WRITING FICTION WITH FOLKLORE, MYTHOLOGY AND FAIRY TALES: In this Creative Writing Topics course, we will study the form and content of the traditional stories known as fairy tales and myths. We will read essays, short stories, a novella, and a novel belonging to those storytelling traditions, and we will explore both how contemporary writers write using traditional material and what it means to do so. Students will produce a portfolio consisting of five major assignments—a reflection on their experiences with traditional literature, three short stories adapted from the traditional stories of their choice, and a craft essay describing how they have adapted traditional materials to their modern aims—and many writing exercises completed in class throughout the semester. Portfolios must include all drafts of the five major assignments for full credit. Midway through the semester, the class will convert to a traditional creative writing workshop. Each student will submit two short stories for peer critique. FAIRY TALE: In this Creative Writing Topics course, we will study the form and content of the traditional stories known as fairy tales and myths. We will read essays, short stories, a novella, and a novel belonging to those storytelling traditions, and we will explore both how contemporary writers write using traditional material and what it means to do so. Students will produce a portfolio consisting of five major assignments--a reflection on their experiences with traditional literature, three short stories adapted from the traditional stories of their choice, and a craft essay describing how they have adapted traditional materials to their modern aims--and many writing exercises completed in class throughout the semester. Portfolios must include all drafts of the five major assignments for full credit. Midway through the semester, the class will convert to a traditional creative writing workshop. Each student will submit two short stories for peer critique.
0.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Hybrid, Lecture, Lecture/Online, Online Course

Literature Department

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate

Prerequisites:
FOR LITR 291

General Requirements:
Course or Test: CRWT 102
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently.
and
Course or Test: LITR 280
Minimum Grade of D
May not be taken concurrently. )


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