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Creative Criticism and Inquiry: Writing Documentary Nonfiction and Poetry

WRCT 267
Spring 2016 not offered
Crosslisting: ENGL 268
Certificates: Writing

As readers we often assume an inherent distinction between critical and creative forms of writing. In this class we will bridge such a divide by designing and completing semester-long creative nonfiction or poetry-based writing projects that incorporate archival research from Wesleyan's renowned Special Collections and Archives. We will read creative and critical texts that engage archival research in distinct ways, but much of the emphasis of the course will be on your own research and reading in the archives, as well as your work as a writer experimenting with different forms to incorporate this research into your writing. In class, we will collaborate as a group to assist with writing and revision through workshops and peer critique, in addition to discussions of reading.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA WRCT
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None

Last Updated on MAY-21-2024
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