Techniques of Nonfiction|
This course is an introduction to contemporary creative nonfiction writing. We will analyze works of memoir, travel literature, profiles, and other essays that exemplify a range of formal approaches to the genre. The course is also an introduction to workshop procedures: Students will work on their own nonfiction in exercises, experiments, and longer essays, and they will develop a critical vocabulary for analyzing each others' writing.
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|Course Format: Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
||Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%
|SECTION 01 In-person only|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Writers studied include: James Baldwin, Zadie Smith, Barrack Obama, Natalie Goldberg, Pankaj Mishra, Elif Batuman, David Foster Wallace, and Maggie Nelson.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Regular short exercises, two workshop submissions, a final revision.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
May not be taken in the same semester as another writing workshop. Students are also required to attend 2-3 readings (usually scheduled on Wednesday nights) during the semester.
|Instructor(s): Sawhney,Hirsh Times: ..T.R.. 02:50PM-04:10PM; Location: ZLKA106; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 3||FR: 3|
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