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Instructor Info:Uzma Khan
Term: 2013F
Meeting Info: Wednesday
01:00 PM - 03:50 PM Emily Dickinson Hall (EDH) 4
Description: This is an intermediate creative writing course that explores Defamiliarization, what David Lodge in The Art of Fiction describes as "Overcoming the deadening effects of habit by representing familiar things in unfamiliar ways." We will go about re-perceiving the ordinary through reading international novels and short stories; offering in-class presentations; writing critical response papers on the readings; writing original works of fiction; and keeping regular "sensory journal" entries in which individual, cultural, and/or universal habits are re-examined (e.g., on dress, foods, music, war.) and periodically shared with the class. Bringing supplementary materials to class (e.g., an article that made you rethink a comfortable position on war, a voice that capture a musical note you didn't think existed, an image that made you want to paint again.) is strongly encouraged. Prerequisite: Students must have taken at least one college-level writing courses featuring intensive peer review. Note: Students MUST attend the first day of class in order to be considered for enrollment.