Advanced Nonfiction Workshop|
This workshop offers students with prior experience writing creative nonfiction a chance to develop new work and to analyze a range of longer form nonfiction. Class meetings will focus on the analysis of these published texts, many of which focus on space and place, and on constructive critique of essays submitted by members of the workshop.
Regular in-class discussion of student work and opportunities for revision
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
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Readings of contemporary nonfiction--potentially including works by Sybille Bedford, Julia Blackburn, Joan Didion, Geoff Dyer, Jamaica Kincaid, Jon Krakauer, David Rakoff, George Saunders, W.G. Sebald and Robert Sullivan--and of other students' essays
|Examination and Assignments: |
Several short essays; one long essay; revisions; short oral presentation and response paper; a final portfolio of all written work
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Attendance at and participation in every class are required. Students must also make every effort to attend several events per semester with visiting writers (Q & A sessions at 4:15 on Wednesday afternoons; readings at 8:00 p.m.).
To apply to this course, please submit 5 double-spaced pages of prose (preferably creative nonfiction). Please also submit a cover page in two sections: 1) your name, email address, year in school, major (if any), some of your favorite writers and any other influences; 2) a short biographical statement (a paragraph) describing your history with and interest in nonfiction writing, or other creative writing background; 3) if you are applying to more than one upper-level creative writing course, you must indicate your order of preference. The application deadline is Friday, November 4, 2011 at 4 p.m. Please submit your materials electronically in a single attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use either Microsoft word or rich-text-format for your attachment. You will be notified electronically of the status of your application by the end of preregistration. (Students who have missed this deadline may submit materials to the instructor by Thursday January 19th, at 4 p.m., in case there are any last-minute openings.)
Students may not take this course and another creative writing workshop concurrently.
This course contributes to the Theory & Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations in the English major.
|Instructor(s): Cohen,Lisa Times: ...W... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CRT285; |
|Permission of Instructor Required|
Enrollment capacity: 12
|Permission of instructor approval will be granted by the instructor during pre-registration through the Electronic Portfolio. Click "Add to My Courses" and "To request a POI electronically, click here" to submit your request.|
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