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Literary Forum Course Information

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The John Fowles Literary Forum Core Course is a unique course that coincides with the John Fowles Literary Forum.  

Each spring the course focuses on the study of six contemporary writers and their work in conjunction with the lecture and reading series sponsored by the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing. Lectures and/or readings are conducted by novelists, poets, literary critics, screenwriters, creative non-fiction writers, lyricists, etc. The reading and analysis assignments are based on the visiting writers’ works.

The course is devoted to studying each work on a number of critical levels including stylistics and poetics and approaches any films based on these works in light of aesthetics and film adaptation. However, the primary focus is on the various novelists' responses to the challenges of narration and representation in a predominantly postmodern age.

The course is offered every spring semester for graduate students and may be repeated.