Unpacking Political Fiction [Alma Garcia]
All Levels | What makes a successful politically engaged story, when current events feel stranger than fiction? We’ll study the stories of Cristina Henríquez, Roxane Gay, George Saunders, and the novel Exit West by Mohsin Hamid to uncover the technical choices — and examine larger issues — behind their timely resonance. Among the questions we’ll pursue: What makes the political personal? Whose stories do we have the right to tell? And how do we keep the political from becoming polemical?
All students in reading classes will receive a book club discount on the instructor’s reading list at the Elliott Bay Book Co.