Spring Semester Junior Choice

This course continues the inquiries of first semester by turning to 20th and 21st century works of fiction. We will develop the skills of “reading as a writer,” looking carefully at the craft of fiction writing by producing our own fiction; then we will use our experiences creating texts to consider the craft elements of contemporary works. The course begins with two early 20th-century texts that broke new ground in American fiction, The Great Gatsby and Their Eyes Were Watching God, and in the second quarter, students will have multiple opportunities for the study of self-selected texts. In addition to short informal and formal written assignments, students in this course can expect to produce a lengthy piece of creative writing.