Hey, guys- it’s that time again! Post your schedules for your classes. Mine start on monday (yaaay!) when do yours start?
ENG 366 Literary Criticism
Designed to develop skills in critical thinking through interpretation and evaluation, this course will study in several theoretical contexts, drawn mainly from Modernist and Contemporary trends in critical theory. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:20-11:15 AM
EWA 300 The Living Writers Series
This course, team-taught by the Writing Arts faculty, explores the writing process from creation to publication or performance with publishing writers immersed in their chosen genre. It examines the literary, cultural, and political underpinnings necessary to the development of an aesthetic within those genres. Critical examination of original texts by the faculty. Visiting lectures. Monday, Wednesday 3:00-4:20 PM
EWA 306 Creative Writing: Fiction
The writing of fiction with emphasis on the short story. Monday 6:00-8:40 PM
EWA 307 Creative Writing: Drama
The writing of short plays and related materials. Monday, Wednesday, Friday 11:30AM -12:25 PM
PHL 370 Metaphysics
This course investigates the nature and being of the Self, the Universe and Ultimate Reality. The course will focus on such questions as: What constitutes personal identity? What is the nature of space and time? Is there anything permanent? (Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:10-10:05 AM
Happy fun times for the English Writing Arts major/Philosophy minor.
After I finish this CRAP I only have one semester to go.
EDIT: Because it’s noteworthy, I think that I’ll also talk about my books. Yeah, I’m lazy, I know I posted this elsewhere not in RPGClassics, but I could care less.
For my fiction writing class I got Flash Fiction Forward: 80 Very Short Stories. It looks like it’s interesting, although I have never written flash fiction before in my life, so I anticipate this class to be a little more difficult than I thought.
For my drama writing class I got The Incident at San Bajo by Brad Korbesmeyer, my professor. Now one might think that he’s self-centered to have his own play in the class. Trust me anyway: it’s just hilarious. It’s downright awesome. It was the winnner of the 1988-89 Heideman Award. Unfortunately, it is a very difficult play for me to describe, but if you EVER get a chance to read it, then I must insist you do. I also got The Homecoming< by Harold Pinter, which I am eager to read (I’ve heard a lot of good things about Pinter), Reckless by Craig Lucas (which I know nothing about) and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone by August Wilson (which I also know nothing about).
For Metaphysics I got Critique of Pure Reason by Immanuel Kant as well as Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo by Plato. I’ve read most of the Plato dialogues in that book, but I haven’t read that PARTICULAR book by Kant. If his Metaphysics are anything like his ethics, I don’t want anything to do with them. I was assured by my professor that this is not the case, however.
For the Living Writers Series I got Sweetheart, Baby, Darling: Poems by Philip Memmer, The Voices of Hope: Poems, Stories, and Drawings by the Children of La Esperanza, Guatemala/Las voces de La Esperanza: poemas, cuentos y dibujos de los niños de La Esperanza, Guatemala translated by Carolyn Alessio, and Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World by Tracy Kidder. I don’t know a thing about any of these books, but I’m sure that I’ll enjoy reading them. Except perhaps the love poems, since I do not usually enjoy them.
Lastly, and certainly leastly, is my Literary Criticism class. I got Literary Theory by Jonathan Culler. I’m sure that I’ll like this book, because I have not yet read a book by Oxford Publishing that was not enjoyable and easy to understand. This is also the smallest non-play book that I have. Of course, the same class also has the largest book, The Critical Tradition: Classic Texts and Contemporary Trends compiled by David H. Richter. It was also the most expensive book at $80. Of course, it was also the only new book. Hooray. It is seriously larger than a fucking dictionary. I bet I’m going to have to haul it around every time I go to class, too. Huzzah.