The New School: The Soap Opera
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Division: The New School for Public Engagement
School: MFA Creative Writing Program
Department: Writing Program
Course Number: NWRW 3888
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
- Creative Writing
- Media Studies
In this one-of-a-kind cooperative effort with media studies, writers fashion and manufacture a multi-media, multi-cultural, multi-indy soap operatic event. We create a fictive world, write scripts, and launch a website with text artifacts and other extras from our "show." Readings explore the political structures of the soap opera, from the epic forms of myth and religion to the bougie forms of the novel and event television. Meanwhile, our fellows in the media department, in a class of their own, toil diligently through production, shooting, and editing. Our goal: a whole season of the show. Screen credits to be determined.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Undergraduate students.