Writing Creative Nonfiction|
Practice in writing several forms of literary or journalistic nonfiction--critical pieces, nonfiction narrative, profile, review, commentary, travel essay, family sketch, or personal essay, for example. The readings serve as models for these exercises.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|SECTION 01 - June Session|
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
A variety of short and long-form nonfiction, including recent collections of Best American Essays, Best American Travel Writing, and the Granta Book of Reportage. Essays by Junichiro Tanizaki, George Orwell, Samuel Johnson, Michael Kimmelman, Joan Didion, Annie Dillard, James Baldwin, Oliver Sacks, Luc Sante,Brian Doyle, Dubravka Ugresic, Charles Bowden, Gayle Pemberton, Chang-rae Lee, John McPhee, Jamaica Kincaid, and Edward P. Jones. Books by Philip Gourevitch, William Finnegan, Mark Doty, Michael Ondaatje, Anne Fadiman, Linh Dinh, and W.G. Sebald.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly writing assignments in the first part of the course, followed by revision exercises and a longer project. You may shape the assignments to suit your interests.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
The course counts toward the Theory & Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations in the English major and as a Craft course for the Writing Certificate.
|Instructor(s): Greene,Anne F. Times: .MTWRF. 09:00AM-10:40AM; Location: DWNY100; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 0||JR major: 5|| || |
|Seats Available: 3||GRAD: 0||SR non-major: 0||JR non-major: 4||SO: 9||FR: 0|