ENGLISH 425 - Advanced Essay Writing
Fall 2022, Section 001 - The Art and Rhetoric of Remembering
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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Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Advisory Prerequisites:
Open to students who have completed first year college writing.
May not be repeated for credit.
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This advanced creative nonfiction class will consider the role of writing in remembering.  We will look at community and public remembering, personal remembering, and objects of memory.  As we do, we’ll ask what and who is remembered, how, by whom -- and why.  Our texts will include literature, films, memoirs, eulogies, and community memory projects.  We will examine the role of writing, purpose, audience, and "story" in remembering.  We'll also discuss how writers frame and shape memories, how writers use evidence and outside voices, and how you can develop your own writing voice and style. We will make documents that chronicle, capture, depict, reclaim, amend, and even create memories.  We will write four essays that will allow students to explore a range of writing that remembers and to practice and sharpen their research, interviewing, storytelling, and rhetorical skills.  



Course Requirements:

Students will write and revise four essay projects, read a range of texts that remember, write regularly on a course blog, share writing and peer feedback in small group and whole-class workshops, and actively participate in class.

Intended Audience:

Upper-Level Students 

Note: Though ENGLISH 325 is not a prerequisite for this course, it is highly recommended; most students will have taken it previously.

Class Format:

Seminar, discussion


ENGLISH 425 - Advanced Essay Writing
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
 In Person
TuTh 11:30AM - 1:00PM
002 (SEM)
TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
003 (SEM)
 In Person
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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