Writing Creative Nonfiction|
Practice in writing several forms of literary and journalistic nonfiction--a profile, narrative, review, commentary, travel essay, family sketch, or personal essay, for example. Students are also welcome to try science writing, arts or music reviewing, and other somewhat specialized writing designed to engage general readers.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - Summer Session I|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
A variety of short and long-form nonfiction, including recent collections of Best American Essays, Best Science Writing, and Best Travel Writing.
Essays by Junichiro Tanizaki, George Orwell, Samuel Johnson, Michael Kimmelman, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, James Baldwin, Oliver Sacks, Luc Sante,, Brian Doyle, Dubravka Ugresic, Charles Bowden, Gayle Pemberton, Chang-rae Lee, John McPhee, Jamaica Kincaid, and Edward P. Jones. Longer pieces by William Finnegan, Mark Doty, Michael Ondaatje, Anne Fadiman, Linh Dinh, and W.G. Sebald.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short writing exercises in the first part of the course, followed by revision exercises and a longer project. You may shape the assignments to suit your interests.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students in the class will participate in the Wesleyan Writers Conference, June 15-19. The course counts toward the Theory & Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations in the English major. For the Writing Certificate the course may be counted either as a craft course or an elective.
|Instructor(s): Greene,Anne F. Times: .MTWRF. 09:00AM-10:40AM; Location: CRT285; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 0||JR major: 2|| || |
|Seats Available: 9||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 3||SO: 5||FR: 5|
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