Writing Creative Nonfiction|
Practice in writing literary and journalistic nonfiction--for example a profile, narrative, review, commentary, travel essay, family sketch, or personal essay. Students are also welcome to try science writing, arts or music reviewing, and other specialized writing designed to engage general readers. Readings include work by Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, William Finnegan, George Orwell, Brian Doyle, Andre Aciman and many others.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Less than 50%
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Essays, Voice, and Style:
THE ART OF THE PERSONAL ESSAY, ed. Lopate
THE BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2015, ed. Ariel Levy
BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE AND NATURE WRITING, 2013 ed. Siddhartha Mukherjee
BEST FOOD WRITING 2013, ed. Hughes
Lives in Places:
George Orwell, A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS
Tara Westover, EDUCATED
Anne Fadiman, THE SPIRIT CATCHES YOU AND YOU FALL DOWN
Story and Characters:
Treisman, ed., 20 UNDER 40: STORIES FROM THE NEW YORKER
Daniyal Mueenuddin, IN OTHER ROOMS, OTHER WONDERS
O. HENRY PRIZE STORIES, 2008
|Examination 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.
For the Writing Certificate, this course may be counted either as a craft course or as an elective.
It also fulfills the Certificate's workshop requirement.
|Instructor(s): Greene,Anne F. Times: ..T.R.. 08:50AM-10:10AM; Location: DWNY113; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 20||SR major: 0||JR major: 0|| || |
|Seats Available: -4||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 5||JR non-major: 5||SO: 5||FR: 5|
|Drop/Add Enrollment Requests|
|Total Submitted Requests: 10||1st Ranked: 2||2nd Ranked: 1||3rd Ranked: 2||4th Ranked: 0||Unranked: 5|