Introduction to Nonfiction Techniques|
This course is an introduction to the genre, with a focus on texts about home and exile. We will read essays and books that can be characterized as (and often mingle) legal reportage, memoir, political history, travel literature, and profile. Students will hone their skills as nonfiction readers and writers through a variety of exercises, experiments, and longer creative and critical essays.
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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
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Writers studied may include Hilton Als, Joe Brainard, Joan Didion, Joseph Roth, Eva Hoffman, Jamaica Kincaid, David Wojnarowicz, James McBride, and Sybille Bedford.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Four to six short exercises in elements of nonfiction writing and two longer essays.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course will operate partly as a workshop, so attendance at and participation in every class are required. May not be taken in the same semester as another writing course.
|Instructor(s): Cohen,Lisa Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 3||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 2||SO: 6||FR: 0|
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