IMF 58100 Contemporary Foundational Literature: Fiction

This course is an intensive survey and analysis of foundational contemporary literary fiction and its authors, including the study and practice of close-reading techniques. Authors studied will include emerging fiction writers currently publishing important works, as well as contemporary masters in the field of literary short fiction and the novel, such as Tobias Wolff, Alice Munro, Joyce Carol Oates, John Updike, and Toni Morrison. This course is highly recommended for students declaring a Fiction emphasis for the MFA in Writing degree.