Text, Image, Sound - Fragments and Microfictions

CLLC L110 / Class 11610 — SPRING 2025

Edmondson Hall C112
Days and Times
M/W 11:10 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
Course Description

This is a course about the fragment as a literary form. As a society, we already communicate mainly through fragments: text messages, tweets, short videos. Here, we will be able to think critically and aesthetically on the art of saying little and meaning much. Together, we will read and write weekly literary fragments. The texts are from authors of various backgrounds, primarily focused on modern and contemporary works from women, people of color, and LGBTQIA+ authors, with special attention to Latin America. Through close-readings in class, we will learn writing techniques and practice them in weekly assignments. After reading and writing poetry, drama, and prose, we will do editing workshops collaboratively, sharing texts and helping one another. During the semester, the students will do three short presentations — one for each literary genre —, and a final project. By the end of the course, they will have a fragment chapbook, ideal for publishing submissions. 

Instructor: Bruna Othero Fernandes

Selected by Board of Educational Programming (BOEP)