Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This seminar-style course offers students a chance to develop new work and to discuss a range of published long-form nonfiction writing. Class meetings focus on the analysis of these assigned texts and on collective, constructive critique of essays submitted weekly by members of the workshop.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-Literature)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Writers studied likely to include Elif Batuman, Rebecca Brown, Renee Gladman, Édouard Levé, Mary McCarthy, Kathryn Schulz, W.G. Sebald, Zadie Smith.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Several short essays; one long essay; two revisions; short presentation and response paper; final portfolio of all written work; and meetings with visiting writers.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at and participation in every class are required. Students must also make every effort to attend several events per semester with visiting writers (Q & A sessions at 4:15 on Wednesday afternoons; readings at 8:00 p.m.).
To apply to this course, please submit 5 double-spaced pages of prose (preferably creative nonfiction). Please also submit a cover page in two sections: 1) your name, email address, year in school, major (if any), some of your favorite writers and any other influences; 2) a short biographical statement (a paragraph) describing your history with and interest in nonfiction writing, or other creative writing background; 3) if you are applying to more than one upper-level creative writing course, you must indicate your order of preference. The application deadline is April 6, 2015 at 9 a.m. Please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use either Microsoft word or rich-text-format for your attachment. You will be notified electronically of the status of your application by the end of preregistration. (Students who have missed this deadline may submit materials to email@example.com by August 27, 2015 at 5 p.m., in case there are any last-minute openings.)
Students may NOT take this course and another creative writing workshop concurrently.
This course contributes to the Theory & Literary Forms and the Creative Writing concentrations of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Cohen,Lisa Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CRT285; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
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