ENGLISH 540 - Topics in Language and Literature
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Architecture and the Essay
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
1 - 3
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
Graduate standing and permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this class, we will read contemporary essays with an eye on the structure. How do these essayists visualize and construct their work? Do conventional essays relate in any way to traditional architectural styles? How might we close read, dissect, and diagram a variety of nonfiction pieces in order to better appreciate how they were conceived? What is the effect of a dynamic structural decision on the experience of the reader? We will briefly delve into the way that architects describe their creative process, borrow tactics where possible, and use the concept of a blueprint to engineer essays of our own.

Schedule

ENGLISH 540 - Topics in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
31815
Open
5
9ENGL GRAD
-
Tu 10:00AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
  Hybrid
31940
Open
5
6ENGL GRAD
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Tu 12:00PM - 1:00PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
32275
Open
4
 
-
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM

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