MCW630 Seminar in Fiction

Lead Faculty: Dr. Colin Dickey

Course Description

Students write and critique each other's work in a workshop-style format. Through presentation and critique of published and student-generated work, students will advance their understanding of the genres' many forms and styles, strengthen their own writing, and broaden their understanding of literature and various modes of literary writing.

Learning Outcomes

  • Evaluate various aesthetic theories of literary fiction.
  • Formulate practical and theoretical models of teaching and learning the writing of literary fiction.
  • Critique specific works of literature in literary fiction.
  • Develop publishable-quality writing in literary fiction.
  • Evaluate different literary formats.
  • Implement craft principles of plot, characterization, style, point of view, narrative technique, and language in the creation of literary fiction.