Spring 2017 not offered
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
In this creative course, students will address the elements of creative nonfiction, such as narrative, character, voice, tone, conflict, dialogue, process, and argument. The work of nonfiction writers such as James Agee, George Orwell, Joseph Mitchell, Walker Percy, Anne Lamott, Caroline Knapp, and Dave Eggers will serve as models and inspiration. The course will be taught in workshop fashion, with selected students presenting their writing in class each week.
Charles Barber is the author of two works of nonfiction and a novel in progress. He is a lecturer in psychiatry at Yale Medical School and a visiting writer at the College of Letters.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (COL)(CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
The course has demanding reading and writing requirements. Students will read 100-200 pages of nonfiction per week, as well as write 1-3 page exercises. A final paper of 15-30 pages is required.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Email Professor Charles Barber at firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on applying for the course. Applicants will complete a short questionnaire and submit a writing sample of at least ten pages. Preference is given to COL majors and upperclassmen, but students majoring in other areas are encouraged to apply.
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