First Person Omniscence [Corinne Manning]
Class Update: This course description has been updated from the print catalog.
Advanced | The most honest point of view is first person, isn’t it? A character’s perspective becomes our whole world, and every nuance of their perspective informs the heart of the story. Though we tend to think of omniscience as an all-knowing third person perspective, as writers we must grapple with the truth that all POV is tainted by the author’s own limited first person experience. In these four weeks, we will bust open notions of authorial power in perspective. Class time will include in-class writing, internal examination and outside reading by contemporary writers such as Robert Jones Jr, Hazel Jane Plante, Raven Leilani, as well as autobiographical fiction authors like Colette.