Advanced Nonfiction Workshop|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This workshop offers students with prior experience writing nonfiction a chance to analyze a wide range of published texts, develop and revise new work of their own, and collectively consider the possibilities of the genre.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Authors studied may include: Pankaj Mishra, Zadie Smith, Jamaica Kincaid, Maggie Nelson, Ryzard Kapczynski, Hisham Matar, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Three formal submissions.
Four short writing assignments.
One oral presentation.
A final Revision.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Meetings with and readings by visiting writers will be an additional element of the course.
The application deadline is Monday, November 5th at 4:00 PM.
Application Process: (1) Go to the Creative Writing page of the English Department website at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/english/writing, click on the Google Form link and complete the online application. (2) At the bottom of the form please upload the following in one document: 5 double-spaced pages of prose (preferably nonfiction), a cover page that includes the following: a) your name, email address, year in school, major (if any), the number of this course, some of your favorite writers and any other influences, b) a short biographical statement (a paragraph) describing your creative writing background, including courses taken. Please use either Microsoft Word or rich text format for your attachment, with the file name: "Last Name-First Initial-Course Number" (e.g. Smith-J-ENGL326.docx). You will be notified electronically of the status of your application by the end of the Planning Period.
Students may not take this course and another creative writing course concurrently. This course contributes to the English major Theory and Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations.
|Instructor(s): Cohen,Lisa Times: ....R.. 01:20PM-04:10PM; Location: TBA|
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|