Modern Allegorical Fiction [John Englehardt]
All Levels | This class will study contemporary narratives that express abstract ideas through imagery, character, and action—otherwise known as allegories, fables, or parables. In addition to studying the craft of stories that are “vehicles for ideas,” we’ll discuss the role of the interpretive process in allegorical fiction. Authors we’ll examine might include Rebecca Brown, Toni Morrison, George Saunders, Margaret Atwood, and Haruki Murakami. Class will be a mix of discussion, lecture, and writing assignments.