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MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 54402
Genre Fiction Workshop:
Focused Science Fiction Workshop & Literature

Instructor: Nicole McInnes

Class Type: Workshop & Literature

Course Description:
Open to longtime readers and writers of science fiction as well as those new to the genre, this Literature/Workshop course focuses on the study and analysis of science fiction published in the last century combined with the creation and critique of students' original science fiction pages (either short stories or excerpts from longer works-in-progress). The course structure alternates between literature reading/discussion weeks and workshop weeks. Weekly journal assignments give students the opportunity to respond to short articles about the craft and innovation of science fiction as a constantly evolving form of literature.

Textbooks (2):

The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction
Arthur B. Evans (Editor), Istvan Csicsery-Ronay Jr. (Editor), Joan Gordon (Editor)
Wesleyan University Press
ISBN 9780819569554

The Best Science Fiction of the Year
Clarke
Ingram
ISBN 9781949102086

 

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