Special Topics: Day Books, Diaries, Notebooks, Etc.|
Fall 2021 not offered
This class will take as its focus both creatively and critically the daily and episodic tracking of our own and others' insights, observations, inspirations, motivations; incidents and encounters that seem worthy of (personal) note, whether this be for instant gratification, imprint, or later expansion, simple records as well as flights of writing. We will read and keep journals of various kinds. Very little will be out of bounds.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Prerequisites: ENGL292 OR ENGL296
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (CWRC)(ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)
Didion, SOUTH AND WEST: FROM A NOTEBOOK
Kafka, DIARIES: 1910-1923
Duras, WARTIME WRITINGS
JoJoanne Kyger, THE JAPAN AND INDIA JOURNALS
Matthews, 20 LINES A DAY
Bernadette Mayer, WORKS & DAYS
Sontag, AS CONSCIOUSNESS IS HARNESSED TO FLESH
Lorde, THE CANCER JOURNALS
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Author presentations, weekly responses (including in-class sharing), occasional in-class writing, final paper.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students of all backgrounds are welcome in this course, but you should have taken at least one course in Creative Writing (Techniques, Workshops, or Special Topics, in any genre), OR have some other relevant background in the study of literature or letters. Students who haven't taken Techniques of Fiction,Nonfiction, or Poetry can request a prerequisite override for instructor approval.
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