RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
Section: 004 Advanced Creative Nonfiction/Essay
Term: FA 2018
Subject: RC Humanities (RCHUMS)
Department: LSA Residential College
Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

This course is structured as a workshop. Students will submit original creative nonfiction and essay writing, and receive peer feedback. As both writers and readers, we will explore some of the major creative nonfiction and essayistic forms: from memoir and narrative essay, to literary journalism and the lyric essay, to travelogue and pilgrim narrative, and others. While the emphasis is on student writing, and on craft, class discussion will also touch on the practice of writing. In thinking about how we want to shape our own writing, we must be savvy to what forces—e.g. which audiences, what cultural expectations—shape us as writers.

Assigned readings, which will be short and sweet, will be presented as duets: one selection from a writer of a past century and one from a contemporary. The goal of these readings is to practice reading as writers, to train a keen eye on how, and why, given forms of creative nonfiction and essay have evolved over time: to explore what these forms have meant in the past, what they mean today, and where, as writers, we want to take them in the future.

RCHUMS 334 - Special Topics in the Humanities
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