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Jessica Folk

Adjunct Instructor


Background

Jessica Folk is an adjunct in the English and Creative Writing Department. She earned a BA in Creative Writing and Cinema & Screen Studies right here at SUNY Oswego. She also holds a MFA in Screenwriting from Chapman University in Orange, CA. Jessica has published as a contributing writer to the Palladium Times, wrote a short film, entitled Five, which was featured on the African American Short Film Series in 2015, and was an editor for Idioms for Idiots by Joseph Thuotte. Jessica continues to pursue publication and screenwriting in her future endeavors.

Classes taught

Fall 2016 Courses

CRW 201/820MWF9:10-10:05306 Marano CC
ENG 220/800MWF10:20-11:15306 Marano CC

CRW 201/820-This introductory course explores the screenwriting genre as it applies to a visual medium.  Students will engage in writing exercises to learn the elements of story, character development, structure, scene study and dialogue.  Students will also analyze professional screenplays, learn to pitch and write their own short film script.  No prerequisite.

ENG 220/800-Using examples from popular culture, social media, film, television, novels and popular trends as the “text”, this course examines what effect our culture has on modern media and vice versa. Students will take a deeper look at what it means to be human and interact with the world, as it exists today. Specific topics will be examined using zombie lore, fairytales in popular culture and much more!