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Special Topics in Creative Writing: Merging Forms

ENGL 241
Fall 2011
Section: 01  
Certificates: Writing

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).

Essential Capabilities: Interpretation, Writing
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.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: SeminarGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

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