Special Topics: Merging Forms|
In this workshop for first- and second-year students, we will explore works that unsettle, cross, merge, hybridize, and otherwise play with genres--fiction, poetry, nonfiction--and with readers' expectations of such boundaries and conventions. We will look closely at how a range of writers both depend on and interrogate definitions of genre, while keeping in mind that such definitions are themselves historical constructs. Students will experiment with various forms in their own work, in shorter exercises, and in longer assignments.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Authors studied will include Hilton Als, Daniel Defoe, Sheila Heti, Jamaica Kincaid, Maxine Hong Kingston, Wayne Koestenbaum, Claudia Rankine, Luc(y) Sante, Layli Long Soldier, and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several shorter exercises, long assignments, and revision.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Intensive participation in discussion and regular writing deadlines.
Contributes to fulfillment of ENGL major requirements:
CW requirement, CW path (but not 300-level or upper-level workshop),
|Instructor(s): Cohen,Lisa Times: .M..... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Total Enrollment Limit: 14||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 7||FR: 7|
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