Techniques of Nonfiction|
This course is an introduction to contemporary creative nonfiction and to some of the major issues in the genre. It emphasizes the reading and discussion of works of memoir, travel literature, profiles, and lyric essays. This course is also an introduction to workshop procedures and ethics. Students will hone their skills as nonfiction writers and readers through a variety of exercises, experiments, and longer essays and will develop a critical vocabulary for analyzing each others' writing as well as the published texts.
A writing workshop: In-class discussion of students' work and opportunities for revision
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|Course Format: Discussion||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: Hilton Als, Joe Brainard, Joan Didion, Patricia Hampl, Jamaica Kincaid, Joseph Roth, W. G. Sebald, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Four to six short exercises in elements of nonfiction writing and two long essays.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at and participation in every class are required. May not be taken in the same semester as another writing course. Students are also required to attend 2-3 readings (usually scheduled on Wednesday nights) during the semester.
|Instructor(s): Cohen,Lisa Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: DAC300; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 3||JR major: 3|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 3||FR: 3|