Point of View in Fiction, Part I: POV & Psychic Distance
“Storytelling is not just important for the human mind,” E.O. Wilson has said; “it IS the human mind.” If this is true, then point of view is the storytelling mode in which the human mind is made manifest. In this dynamic discussion class, we’ll analyze passages written by a number of classic and contemporary fiction writers as we explore the advantages and pitfalls of different points of view, making the important distinction between point of view and psychic distance.
This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!
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