Introduction Fiction
View Additional Course Information:

Including faculty, schedule, credits, CRN and location.

Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Literary Studies
Course Number: LLSW 2020
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Fiction
  • Creative Writing
In this workshop students study and practice the art of storytelling—with a focus on the roles of narrative voice, structure, and characterization in identifying genre. We will read across various genres, sub-genres, and styles—crime and detective fiction, science fiction, realism, psychological realism, fabulism, black humor, self-reflexive storytelling, and Gothic fiction for example—with an eye to exploring the relationship between authorial intention and reader expectations, and how both are predicated on generic conventions.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Undergraduate students.


Not open to Fifth Year students.

Not open to Senior students.