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Literature MFA Course Descriptions WI20

Pre-authorization is required for students not enrolled in the Literature Department's MFA Program in Creative Writing. Please submit any pre-authorization request through the Enrollment Authorization System.

Instructor: Anna Joy Springer

Participants in this workshop will submit developed current literary projects for both deep analysis and editorial feedback by the whole group as well as small group settings. Members will be required to make short professional conference style presentations on specific elements of pre-determined classmates’ drafts and to prepare written comments on all submitted drafts. Course participants must have access to printer and/or photocopier, as drafts for print format will be submitted on paper. Additionally, participants will receive special training in terms related to narration, voice and composed sequencing or “arc.” Drafts may include up to 30pps, double-spaced (or the equivalent) of one sequential work-in-progress per writer, per workshop. Each writer will have the opportunity to have their work discussed 2-3 times over the course of the quarter. Recommended readings on narrative theory, literary analysis, and techniques of craft may be assigned, as seems fit. This could be a very good course for those drafting and revising thesis manuscripts.

Imagining Geographies
Instructor: Lily Hoàng

World Building, Cartography, and Space. This graduate seminar will be interdisciplinary survey of place. Drawing inspiration primarily from geography (physical, human, and GIS), we will aim to make material (place) out of what had previously only been imagined (space).