Techniques of Nonfiction|
This course is an introduction to contemporary creative nonfiction writing. We will analyze works of memoir, travel literature, profiles, and other essays that exemplify a range of formal approaches to the genre. The course is also an introduction to workshop procedures: Students will work on their own nonfiction in exercises, experiments, and longer essays, and they will develop a critical vocabulary for analyzing each others' writing.
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|Course Format: Discussion||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
Writers studied include: Hilton Als, Nicholson Baker, James Baldwin, Edwige Danticat, Joan Didion, Patricia Hampl, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jamaica Kincaid, Bernadette Mayer, John McPhee, Susan Orlean, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Regular short essays, one long essay, revisions, and a final portfolio.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
This course depends on student participation, which itself depends on meeting assignment deadlines. Students must also make every effort to attend the events with visiting writers who are on campus during the semester. (Q & A sessions usually scheduled Wednesday afternoons at 4:15 and readings at 8:00 p.m.).
This course contributes to the Theory & Literary Forms and Creative Writing concentrations of the English major.
|Instructor(s): Chase,Clifford Curtis Times: .M.W... 01:10PM-02:30PM; Location: ZLKA106; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 1||GRAD: X||SR non-major: 2||JR non-major: 2||SO: 3||FR: 3|