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Martin Kevorkian, Chair CAL 226, Mailcode B5000, Austin, TX 78712 • 512-471-4991

Fall 2005

E 385N • Creative Writing: Wrkshp in Fict

Unique Days Time Location Instructor
33615 T
6:00 PM-9:00 PM
Par 210
LaSalle

Course Description

This is a fiction workshop for graduate creative writing students, MA or MFA.

Anybody who was not admitted in fiction to a UT graduate creative writing program (and this includes those in the MFA program who have a "primary genre" other than fiction) must show the instructor a fiction sample, to determine if the student is ready to work at this level in fiction. Also, interested Ph.D. students in literature may be admitted on the basis of a fiction sample. In either case, the student should try to submit a sample to the instructor before the class begins.

The emphasis here will be on fiction with serious literary intent (including, but not exclusively, the experimental) rather than specifically commercial fare produced for the popular market.

Texts

A Fine Excess, eds. Gann and Herbert, an anthology with the theme of fullness of language in contemporary American writing

Magical Realist Fiction, eds. Young and Holloman, an anthology of innovative fiction, including work by Tolstoy, Woolf, Faulkner, Borges, Barthelme, and Garcia-Marquez

An issue of a good literary magazine to be named (like New England Review, Boulevard, or Antioch Review), for the class to examine together its contents; this should generate some discussion of literary magazines in general and how one goes about dealing with them (manuscript preparation, submission, etc.)

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