Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop|
|This course may be repeated for credit.|
This workshop offers students with some background in writing a chance to experiment with essay forms, develop and revise their own new work, discuss a wide range of published texts, and collectively consider the possibilities of the genre.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Writers studied likely to include Hilton Als, Rebecca Brown, Renee Gladman, Édouard Levé, Kathryn Schulz, W.G. Sebald, Zadie Smith, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Several short essays, one long essay, revision, 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 4:30 on Wednesday afternoons; readings at 8:00 p.m.).
Pre-registration Application Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019 by 4:00 PM
(1) Go to the Creative Writing page of the English Department website at: http://www.wesleyan.edu/english/Writing%20.html and complete the online application.
(2)Upload the following at the end of the Google Form: 5 double-spaced pages of prose (preferably nonfiction) with a cover page in two sections:
(a) your name, email address, year in school, major (if any), some of your favorite writers and any other influences; (b) a short biographical statement (a paragraph) describing your history with and interest in nonfiction writing, or other creative writing background, including courses taken. Please use the file naming convention as follows: "Last Name-First Initial-Course Number" (e.g. Smith-J-ENGL325.docx). You will be notified electronically of the status of your application during preregistration. Students who have missed this deadline may submit materials to firstname.lastname@example.org by the end of August in case there are any last-minute openings.
It is recommended that students not take more than two English creative writing courses concurrently.
This course contributes to the Theory & Literary Forms and the Creative Writing concentrations of the English major.
|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.|