Advanced Nonfiction Workshop|
This workshop offers students with prior experience writing nonfiction a chance to develop new work and to analyze a range of contemporary texts, many of which focus on the poetics and facts of place. Class meetings will be devoted analysis of these published texts and to the constructive critique of students' essays. Students will also write short response papers on the required texts and will meet with visiting writers.
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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
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Authors studied will include: Roberto Bolaņo, Siddhartha Deb, Joan Didion, Jamaica Kincaid, Robert Sullivan, Eula Biss, and others.
|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 Monday, November 5 at 9:00 a.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.Late submissions will be accepted up to 4:00PM on January 24, 2013 should seats remain available.
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: FISK403; |
|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.|