WRITING 200 - New Media Writing
Section: 004 The Audio Essay: Remix and Creative-Nonfiction Approaches to the Podcast
Term: FA 2013
Subject: Sweetland Center for Writing (WRITING)
Department: LSA Sweetland Writing Center
Credits:
1
Other:
Minicourse
Waitlist Capacity:
3
Consent:
With permission of department.
Class Misc Info:
Meets 09/03/13-10/25/13. (Drop/Add deadline=09/16/13.).
Repeatability:
May be elected three times for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

In this course on the audio essay, students will learn how to compose and publish their own podcasts, using a mixture of music, sound effects, and narration. Students will begin by developing several short sound-based narratives (“audio postcards”), focusing on such elements as place, voice, and/or music. Using the creative nonfiction genre as a model, students will then write an original audio essay, which they will record and workshop with their peers. In doing so they will examine what role sound plays in the development of voice and point of view, and what particular limitations and opportunities are afforded by writing in this medium. By listening to a variety of audio essays (from Orson Welles to Laurie Anderson to Ira Glass), students will also learn effective techniques for pacing, audio layering, and balancing anecdote with reflection. Finally, students will consider whether they can enhance their audio essays by introducing visual elements, in the form of an audio slideshow.

Class Format:

This mini-course is held from Sept. 6 to Oct. 18, 2013.

WRITING 200 - New Media Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
22276
Open
3
 
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TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
P
24655
Open
9
 
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W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
003 (SEM)
P
29978
Open
4
 
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F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
004 (SEM)
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22279
Open
4
 
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F 10:00AM - 12:00PM
005 (SEM)
P
22278
Closed
0
 
2
W 3:00PM - 5:00PM
006 (SEM)
P
29979
Closed
0
 
3
F 12:00PM - 2:00PM
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