Spring 2013 - Graduate Course Description
Intructor:
Reynolds, Clay
Discipline and Number
HUAS 6351 Section: 501
Day:
M Time: 7:00 PM - 9:45 PM
Course Title:
The Novella

DESCRIPTION OF COURSE:

This course will proceed as a combination of lecture, discussion, and studio production. It will focus on the study and evaluation of the primary elements of the modern novella, with an emphasis on twentieth century forms and a special concentration on post-World War II and contemporary fiction forms. The thrust of the course will be toward defining and applying the principal elements of fiction: character, plot, setting, dialogue, etc. in an original novella-length work. Students will actively engage in the production and evaluation of each other's original work with an eye toward publication of their work. The publishing business, agents, etc. will also be discussed. Students should be prepared to write a minimum of one full length novella during the term, to read and discuss material related to the creation of the novella, and to read and discuss novellas from an anthology.

Considerable distribution of original work will be required. Students should be prepared to photocopy and distribute all original work.

An integral part of this class will be predicated on each student bringing before the group a substantial amount of original fiction. The goal of the course will be for each student to complete a minimum of 60 pages of fiction suitable for submission to a publisher.

REQUIRED TEXTS:

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COURSE REQUIREMENTS/EVALUATION CRITERIA:

Considerable distribution of original work will be required. Students should be prepared to photocopy and distribute all original work.

An integral part of this class will be predicated on each student bringing before the group a substantial amount of original fiction. The goal of the course will be for each student to complete a minimum of 60 pages of fiction suitable for submission to a publisher.

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