ENGLISH 630 - Special Topics
Fall 2021, Section 001 - Writers at Work
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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In this course we will look at writing in two ways. From one angle we will consider conceptions of writing itself—its embodied, social, and technological aspects as well as the rituals, processes, blocks, inspirations, procrastination, responses, and strategies that enable or prevent the capturing in the linear form of ideas whirling in the writer’s head. Scholarship in writing studies as well as our own experiences and interviews with other writers will inform this approach to writing.

At the same time, we will explore what writing can do, in both academic and public-facing contexts. This part of the course will include revising and preparing for publication two kinds of texts: a scholarly paper and a public-facing text that takes form in a less familiar genre. The goal here is to, on the one hand, name and claim an argument, craft a compelling introduction, and chart theoretical and/or methodological threads in order to enter a conversation of ideas through scholarly publication. The other goal is to take up an unfamiliar genre like an infogram, op-ed piece, podcast, meme, or blog in order to present an academic argument to a more public audience, thereby extending the boundaries of scholarly communication.


ENGLISH 630 - Special Topics
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001 (SEM)
 In Person
Tu 4:00PM - 7:00PM

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