Seeing the World Through the Novella

5:30pm-8:30pm every Tuesday through the 28th
Seeing the World Through the Novella
Repeats every week every Tuesday until Tue Aug 28 2018.
Tuesday, August 7th | 5:30 pm
Tuesday, August 14th | 5:30 pm
Tuesday, August 21st | 5:30 pm
Tuesday, August 28th | 5:30 pm
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Center For Life Enrichment

Contemporary author Ian McEwan argues that the novella is “the perfect form of short fiction” because writers are forced into more polished clarity, intensity, focus and unity, unlike the “too capacious, inclusive, unruly” novel. Others, however, have argued that the novella, usually 120-180 pages, is simply a lesser, shorter, weaker genre in both substance and style. This 4-week course will focus on two goals: to look closely at the form of the novella, and to explore multicultural and global subjects through the eyes of this genre. Texts: The All of It, by Jeannette Haien (Ireland) Gochar, Gochar, by Vivek Shanbhag (India) Embers, by Sándor Márai (Hungary) The Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel Garcia Márquez (Columbia). Presenter: Mimi Fenton has taught literature at Western Carolina University since 1992 and served as the Dean of the Graduate School and Research. A scholar of early modern literature, she specializes in the work of John Milton, especially Paradise Lost, and is well published. She has won multiple teaching awards and will be a Fulbright Scholar in Budapest, Hungary in spring 2018. Location: Private Homes  (Pot Luck Dinner) Limit: 20 Cost: $110/$120 Coordinator: Marge Meeter


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