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Fall 2011 Writing Classes with Availability

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CREA W3336  Translation Seminar
You don't have to be bilingual to take this course.  Several years of study of another language is enough.

In this introductory course to literary translation, students will learn about the art of translating prose and poetry. We will read essays on translation by writers such as Jorge Luis Borges, Vladimir Nabokov, and Anne Carson, and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of different approaches to the craft.  Students will present their own translations for discussion and become familiar with a range of perspectives on literary translation that will inform their revision process.  We'll also discuss the way works in translation are reviewed and each student will review a recent translation for the end of the semester.

Stefania Heim

WRIT W2001  Intermediate Fiction Workshop

Intermediate workshops are for students with some experience with creative writing, and whose prior work merits admission to the class (as judged by the professor).  Intermediate workshops present a higher creative standard than beginning workshops, and increased expectations to produce finished work.  By the end of the semester, each student will have produced at least seventy pages of original fiction. 

Students are additionally expected to write extensive critiques of the work of their peers.

Sec 01 Ellis Avery

WRIT W3201 Advanced Poetry Workshop

This poetry workshop is reserved for accomplished poetry writers and maintains the highest level of creative and critical expectations. 

Students will be encouraged to develop their strengths and to cultivate a distinctive poetic vision and voice but must also demonstrate a willingness to broaden their range and experiment with new forms and notions of the poem.  A portfolio of poetry will be written and revised with the critical input of the instructor and the workshop.

Sec 01 Priscilla Becker

Undergraduates are invited to join a special new class, History of TV Drama.
W3500 - Interdisciplinary Study: TV History

Visiting Professor Christina Kallas presents survey of American TV history, with a focus on dramatic narration related to independent cinema.

Structured in three acts--from the "Golden Age" of the 1950s to the dramatic complexity found in recent Cable series--it begins with prestigious writers Rod Serling and Paddy Chayefsky; studies groundbreaking mini-series like "Roots" and "Holocaust"; and explores how shows such as "Hill Street Blues" and "Twin Peaks" laid the groundwork for HBO series including "Oz," "The Sopranos," "The Wire,"

and "Six Feet Under."  Producing 13-week dramas over the span of years, these programs have developed a sophisticated narrative form, borrowing from as well as informing cinematic storytelling.

Christina Kallas is a filmmaker, academic and passionate advocate for international collaboration and better funding for the arts. Credits as a writer and/or producer include  i.d.; The Commissioner; Love Lies; and, most recently, Mothers, which was selected for the 2010 Toronto Film Festival and the 2011 Berlin Film Festival, and was an Academy-Award entry for Best Foreign Film in 2011. Other credits include a number of TV movies, as well as two German drama series:

Edel & Starck, named Best TV Series; and  Danni Lowinsky, winner Best TV Series/Best Comedy. Kallas has taught throughout Europe and in New York at NYU, Columbia and the New School.  Professor Kallas is also the author of the book, Creative Screenwriting:  Understanding Emotional Structure.

The course call number is W3500, and the course is called "Interdisciplinary Study:  TV History."  You still can join the class this week.  You will be most welcome.


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