Special Topics: A Poet's Tour of the Essay: Innovative, Aversive, and Engaged Prose|
Spring 2018 not offered
This special topics seminar will tour "exceptional approaches" to essays and prose and provide opportunities for prose experiments by seminar participants. Reading and writing assignments will explore issues of style, accessibility, and difficulty through the work of Michel de Montaigne, Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, W. E. B. DuBois, Victor Shlovsky, Raymond Queneau, Audre Lorde, David Antin, Lyn Hejinian, Nathaniel Mackey, Wayne Koestenbaum, Claudia Rankine, and others.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Readings to include works by Montaigne, Olaudah Equiano, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, W. E. B. DuBois, Victor Shlovsky, Raymond Queneau, Audre Lorde, David Antin, Lyn Hejinian, Nathaniel Mackey, Wayne Koestenbaum, Claudia Rankine, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Class presentations required. Three papers of 10 pages in length on topics related to readings.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Meetings with and readings by visiting writers may be an additional element of the course.
To apply for this course, please submit either 3 to 8 pages of creative writing or a statement of no more than 2 pages describing your interest in this course and any past history with creative writing; please include your name, class year, and the number of this course. If you are applying to more than one upper level creative writing course, you must list them all and indicate your order of preference. The application deadline is Thursday, Nov. 5, 2015, at 5 p.m. Please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org with the Subject Heading "POI Application-ENGL321." Please use either Microsoft Word or rich text format for your attachment, with the file name: "Last Name-First Initial-Course Number" (e.g. Smith-J-ENGL321.docx). You will be notified electronically of the status of your application by the end of the Planning Period.
Students may not take this course and another creative writing course concurrently.