ENGL 807 (01) - Fiction: Form and Technique

Topic/Fiction:Form & Technique

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2020 - Full Term (01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020)
Class Size:   15  
CRN: 52078
A writer's view of the forms, techniques, and theories of fiction. The novels, short stories, and works of criticism studied vary, depending on the instructor.
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Instructors: Thomas Payne

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/21/2020 5/4/2020 W 9:10am - 12:00pm HS 344
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"Desperately Seeking Style"

On style: Thoreau, as you’d expect, was severe: "Who cares what a man’s style is, so it is intelligible.  It is something for use, and not to look at."  One can see Henry miffed with Federico Fellini, who said, “It's not what we say but how we say it that matters."  This is not the class for Henry, for we will seek to consider how we say it.  We will focus on the line and perhaps the paragraph and some master stylists.  The secret of the class is stated adroitly by Katherine Ann Porter: "You do not create a style. You work, and develop yourself; your style is an emanation from your own being."