Intermediate Nonfiction Workshop|
This seminar-style course offers students who have prior experience with the genre a chance to develop new work and to discuss a range of published long-form nonfiction writing. Class meetings focus on the collective, constructive critique of essays submitted weekly by members of the workshop and on the analysis of the assigned texts.
Regular group discussion of student writing 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
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Several books--including works by Jon Krakauer, Sara Marcus, Mary McCarthy, and David Shields--as well as careful reading of your peers' essays.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Several short essays; one long essay; two 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 April 7, 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 Friday September 2, at 5 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 of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Cohen,Lisa Times: ..T.... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: DWNY100; |
|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.|