Special Topics: Day Books, Diaries, Notebooks, Etc.|
This class will take as its focus both creatively and critically the daily and episodic tracking of our own and others' insights, observations, inspirations, motivations; incidents and encounters that seem worthy of (personal) note, whether this be for instant gratification, imprint, or later expansion; simple records as well as flights of writing. We will read and keep journals of various kinds. Very little will be out of bounds.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ENGL292 OR ENGL296
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Burroughs, MY EDUCATION: A BOOK OF DREAMS
Fisher, GARY IN YOUR POCKET
Julavits, THE FOLDED CLOCK
Kafka, THE BLUE OCTAVO NOTEBOOKS
Nin, MIRAGES: THE UNEXPURGATED DIARY
Szymaszek, JOURNAL OF UGLY SITES AND OTHER JOURNALS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Author presentations, weekly responses (including in-class sharing), occasional in-class writing, final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students of all backgrounds are welcome in this course, but you should have taken at least one course in Creative Writing (Techniques, Workshops, or Special Topics, in any genre), OR have some other relevant background in the study of literature or letters. Students who haven't taken Techniques of Fiction,Nonfiction, or Poetry can request a prerequisite override for instructor approval.
|Instructor(s): Martin,Douglas Arthur Times: ..T.... 07:10PM-10:00PM; Location: BOGH110; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 15||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 0|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 11||1st Ranked: 3||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 0||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 7|