ENGL 254

Fiction Workshop: First- Person Narrative

Prerequisite: ENGL 106. The first-person narrator in fiction - the “I” of a story - is a unique creature: an enchanter, a confessor, a witness. What are the advantages and risks of first-person narration? How is that controlling perspective or point of view established? This course will introduce students to a variety of compelling first-person narrators in short fiction and ask students to create a series of persuasive voices for their own stories. Offered alternate years. III.O, III.W, V.6b