Writing Creative Nonfiction|
Practice in writing several forms of literary or journalistic nonfiction--a critical piece, nonfiction narrative, profile, review, commentary, travel essay, family sketch, or personal essay, for example. The assignments are also useful for students interested in science writing, arts criticism, or other such writings for general readers.
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|Course Format: Lecture / 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
A variety of short and long-form nonfiction, including recent collections of Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, and Best American Science Writing. A wide range of essays, usually including pieces by Junichiro Tanizaki, George Orwell, Adam Gopnik, Michael Kimmelman, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, Virginia Woolf, Sara Suleri, James Baldwin, Oliver Sacks, Luc Sante,Brian Doyle, Dubravka Ugresic, Charles Bowden, Gayle Pemberton, Chang-rae Lee, John McPhee, Jamaica Kincaid, and Cheryl Strayed. Books by Philip Gourevitch, William Finnegan, Mark Doty, Anne Fadiman, Linh Dinh, Andre Aciman, and Daniyal Mueenuddin.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Weekly writing assignments in the first part of the course, followed by revision exercises and a longer project. You may shape the assignments to suit your interests.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course counts toward the Theory & Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations in the English major.
The course counts as a craft course and as a workshop for the Writing Certificate.
|Instructor(s): Greene,Anne F. Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: DWNY113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 28||SR major: 5||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 4||SO: 5||FR: 5|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 19||1st Ranked: 7||2nd Ranked: 5||3rd Ranked: 1||4th Ranked: 3||Unranked: 3|