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MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 52206
Focused Fiction Workshop: Kurt Vonnegut

Instructor: Zachary Vickers

Class Type: Workshop & Literature

Course Description: 
In this seminar/workshop we will look at the life and writing of one of America’s most recognizable and innovative authors, Kurt Vonnegut. We will look at his literary influences, and read both his short and long fiction, and nonfiction. Later, we will look at contemporary authors who have drawn influence from Vonnegut, thus connecting centuries of aesthetic development. Students will write their own fiction, playing with Vonnegut’s style, or other authors whom they draw influence from. Students will also be expected to critique each other's work and revise one story for a final project. By the end of this course, students will have a better understanding of Vonnegut’s writing, how the lines of literature and genre can be blurred to create provocative and heart-rendering fiction, and how to begin to analyze their own influences so that they may further hone their own voice/aesthetic.


Welcome to the Monkey House
Kurt Vonnegut
Random House
ISBN 9780385333504

Kurt Vonnegut
Random House
ISBN 9780385333849

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301