Unreliabilities

Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2013
Subject Name: 

English

Course Number: 
255
Institution: 
Amherst College

This course is concerned with the problem of honesty in subjective expression.  We will study both fictional and non-fictional first person narratives.  Some narrators deliberately deceive, and some deceive without intending to.  How does an elusive understanding of the self make even an “honest” narrator’s project of telling harder, if not impossible?  Readings will include works by Kazuo Ishiguro, Vladimir Nabokov, Joseph Mitchell, Janet Malcolm, Lauren Slater, and Geoff Dyer.  Students will be required to produce both critical and creative writing.  Creative writing experience preferred.  Writing attentive.

Limited to 15 students. Spring semester. Visiting Writer Gaige.

Linked Course: 
N
Instructor Permission Required: 
Y
Schedule #: 
ENGL-255-01-1213S

Course Sections

Unreliabilities
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

Amity Gaige

agaige@amherst.edu

MW 02:00PM-03:20PM

CONV 207