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Special Topics in Creative Writing: Merging Forms
ENGL 121
Fall 2009
Section: 01  

Students will explore, both in the readings and their own work, forms of writing that don't fit neatly into traditional genres such as fiction, essay, or criticism. Readings will include Maxine Hong Kingston's THE WOMAN WARRIOR (which combines fiction and personal essay), Eduardo Galeano's MEMORY OF FIRE: GENESIS (historical writing combined with fiction), and selected short works by Donald Barthelme, Rebecca Brown, Wayne Koestenbaum, and others (all playing with genre in various ways). Brief weekly creative writing assignments keyed to the readings, two of which students will develop into longer pieces.

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
Students will complete short writing assignments each week as well as two longer works over the course of the semester. They will also learn to interpret nuances of meaning, style, and technique in both each other's writing and the assigned readings.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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