juliop.gif (5278 byte)"During the 20th century the novel has been transformed into many different expressive forms: it has become cinema, song lyrics, it has widened it as an outlook towards theatrical experience and it has found its essence, its superb minimum, in the short story, without abandoning its poetical roots which are the primary source of style." JMM

EVENING COURSES IN CREATIVE WRITING - 
BASIC LEVEL  with Julio Monteiro Martins

The course is aimed at introducing students to writing techniques through discussion of the principal aspects of the creative process as well as practical exercises both in class and at home. Furthermore, students are invited to bring their texts, which will be analyzed in a written report which will be given to them at the end of the course.

Course program:

1st meeting – Introduction. Various types of writing workshops. Method. The writer's mission.
2nd meeting
– The subconscious and creativity: inspiration, sensitiveness, clairvoyance. The development of an interior world orientated towards fiction.
3rd meeting – Character construction: stereotypes, caricatures, prototypes, archetypes.
4th meeting – Action and plot. Climax and anti-climax. Extreme situations. Moment of insight.
5th meeting – Style, ways of writing, relationship with words. The search of the right word.
6th meeting – Entropy and superabundance. Comedy, drama, tragedy. Problems regarding the different literary genres. The opening and the dénouement of a story.
7th meeting –Narrative time: chronological, psychological, linear, dilated, concentrated, "flash backs", "flash forwards".
8th meeting – The narrative point of view: first person, second person, third person, concealed story-teller, story-teller present, soliloquy, interior monologue, flow of conscience.
9th meeting - Titles and epigraphs. Dialogue techniques. The theatre.
10th meeting – Postmodern fiction, metaliterature, the intertext, the hypertext, the pasticcio. The disappearance of a strong subjectivity. The revival of psychological and existential fiction.

Duration: 10 two-hour lessons.
On Thursdays, from 8.30 P.M. till
10.30 P.M.

Fee: Lit. 460.000

 


EVENING COURSES IN CREATIVE WRITING - ADVANCED level with Julio Monteiro Martins

Only the students that have finished the basic course in the first semester may attend this course. Instead of the theoretical analysis of the elements which compose narrative presented in the Basic course, the Advanced one aims to introduce students to the techniques of narrative writing by discussing the principal aspects of the creative process starting with extracts from the literary works of the major authors of the 20th century, for a total of 150 passages.

Course Program:
1st meeting
– Introduction.
2nd meeting
– Short short-story.
3rd meeting
– Dialogue.
4th meeting
– Narrative point of view.
5th meeting
– Character construction.
6th meeting
– Style.
7th meeting
– Complex sentiments and leitmotiv
8th meeting
– The original view of commonplace things.
9th meeting
– Post-modern themes and extreme situations.
10th meeting – Dénouements.

Duration: 10 two-hour lessons.
On Thursdays, from 8.30 P.M. till
10.30 P.M.

Fee: Lit. 460.000

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