Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This workshop offers students with some background in writing a chance to experiment with essay forms, discuss a wide range of published texts, as well as your own work, and collectively consider the possibilities of the genre. We will read writing that tends to congregate around a few (often overlapping) questions, materials, and strategies with which much work termed "nonfiction" has been concerned. What does it mean to gather, produce, represent, interpret (and sometimes reimagine) often contested facts, which may be personal and collective, immediate and historical? How does the practice of memory speak to the politics of representation? What is the role of formal invention? Your own writing over the semester will include short and longer works, as well as revision.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ENGL224 OR ENGL228 OR ENGL278 OR ENGL292 OR ENGL326
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 90% or above
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Authors studied will likely include: Hilton Als, Renee Gladman, Sheila Heti, Jamaica Kincaid, Layli Long Soldier, Eileen Myles, Ruth Ozeki, Luc(y) Sante, Parul Sehgal, Zadie Smith, Linda Villarosa, and others.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Short essays, long essay, revision, presentation, regular feedback on peers' writing
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Student Option Grading Mode: If planning to pursue the Creative Writing path in English, students should choose the Graded option for this class to fulfill requirements.
Attendance at and participation in every class are required. Students must also make every effort to attend events with visiting writers.
The course prerequisites are ENGL 292 or 326. Please submit a prerequisite override request describing your qualifications if you feel you qualify for the course but have not taken the prerequisites.
Contributes to fulfillment of ENGL major requirements: CW requirement, CW 300-level course, CW upper-level CW workshop, elective. The English department highly recommends that students be enrolled in only one Creative Writing course in a semester. If you are admitted to more than one Creative Writing course, the department requests that you choose one and let the instructors know during Adjustment Period. By doing so you will be considerate of instructors and other students.
|Instructor(s): Cohen,Lisa Times: ..T.... 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: CRT285; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 12||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 6||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 2||FR: 0|
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