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Place, Character, and Design: Techniques in Writing Nonfiction and Fiction
ENGL 290
Summer 2014
Section: 01  

We begin this writing course with questions central to your work in both nonfiction and fiction: how to establish a narrator's voice and characters' presence and how to frame the spatial and emotional world of the piece. The course encourages you to explore questions of design and structure while focusing also on style and technique at the sentence level.

Readings include works by writers interested in these questions, including, in fiction, Andre Aciman, Vladimir Nabokov, Henry James, Robert Stone, Deborah Eisenberg, and Edward P. Jones; and, in nonfiction, Brian Doyle, Junichiro Tanizaki, Joan Didion, Charles Bowden, Mark Doty, Linh Dinh, Dubravka Ugresic, and George Orwell.

Students in this course will participate in the Wesleyan Writers Conference, June 11-15, 2014.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: HA ENGL
Course Format: DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (ENGL)(ENGL-Creative W)(ENGL-TLF Conc)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

Last Updated on APR-17-2014
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