ENGH 608: Craft Seminars

ENGH 608-001: Fiction Podcasts
(Fall 2021)

07:20 PM to 10:00 PM M

Thompson Hall 2022

Section Information for Fall 2021

This course explores storytelling through the medium of audio drama. Students will listen to assigned radio plays, serials and fiction podcasts, and weekly discussions will focus on many of the same elements we consider in written texts, including characterization, dialogue and plot. We will also examine how the medium might differ from work that is meant to be read, including sound effects, techniques that suggest “the visual”, and pacing. While we will start with a few examples of audio drama from the 1940s-1960s, the course focuses primarily on contemporary “fiction podcasting” and will likely include Limetown, The Amelia Project and Forest 404, among others. Weekly writing exercises will help students prepare for their final project: Episode 1 of their own fiction podcast.  

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Course Information from the University Catalog

Credits: 3

Non-MFA students seeking permission must submit manuscript of original written work in appropriate genre. Various sections offer work in fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, each focusing in different ways on the practices and the craft development of writers. Numerous writing assignments mixed with reading followed by careful analytical and craft discussions. Notes: Assignments vary with genre and specific topic. May be taken concurrently with ENGH 564, 565, 566. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 15 credits.
Specialized Designation: Topic Varies
Recommended Prerequisite: Admission to MFA program or ENGL 464/ENGH 494, ENGL 458/ENGH 492, ENGL 489/ENGH 486, or permission of instructor. Non-MFA students must submit manuscript for review prior to registration.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non-Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
This course is graded on the Graduate Regular scale.

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