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Writing the War on Terror: Crafting Literary Responses to Fiction, Film, and Television after 9/11

ENGL 358
Fall 2018 not offered
Certificates: Muslim Studies, Writing

In this interdisciplinary, nonfiction writing seminar, students will work on writing book and film reviews, op-ed pieces, blogs, memoirs, and narrative non-fiction as they explore the ways contemporary literature and film have depicted the post-9/11 War on Terror. They will watch documentaries by Laura Poitras, as well as Alex Gibney's We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks. They will read fiction by Mohsin Hamid, Elina Hirvonen, Deborah Eisenberg, and Martin Amis, and nonfiction prose by Dunya Mikhail, Pankaj Mishra, and George Packer. There will be a workshop component to this course. Students will focus on presenting their ideas in sophisticated, accessible prose, paying close attention to language, style, and syntax at the line and paragraph levels.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: ENGL292 OR ENGL296
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(MUST-MN)

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