Special Topics in Creative Writing: Merging Forms|
Students will explore, both in the readings and their own work, forms of writing that don't fit neatly into traditional genres such as fiction, essay, or criticism. Readings will include Maxine Hong Kingston's THE WOMAN WARRIOR (which combines fiction and personal essay), Eduardo Galeano's MEMORY OF FIRE: GENESIS (historical writing combined with fiction), and selected short works by Donald Barthelme, Rebecca Brown, Wayne Koestenbaum, and others (all playing with genre in various ways).
Students will complete short writing assignments each week as well as two longer works over the course of the semester. They will also learn to interpret nuances of meaning, style, and technique in both each other's writing and the assigned readings.
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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: (If discrepancies exist between major readings in Wesmaps and the results generated by the Text Book Information link, defer to the readings posted in Broad Street Books.)|
Text Book Information
Selected short works by Donald Barthelme, Rebecca Brown, Eduardo Galeano, Maxine Hong Kingston, Jamaica Kincaid, Wayne Koestenbaum, and others.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Six brief creative writing assignments; one long piece and a revision of that piece; final portfolio.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Participation in discussion of both the assigned readings and other students' work expected.
|Instructor(s): Chase,Clifford Curtis Times: .M..... 01:10PM-04:00PM; Location: CRT285; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 18||SR major: X||JR major: X|| || |
|Seats Available: 0||GRAD: X||SR non-major: X||JR non-major: X||SO: 9||FR: 9|
|Web Resources: WesFiles Folders, Syllabus |