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Academic Year 2005/2006
Writing Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 162 FA
Students in this course are invited to write nonfiction narratives, profiles, memoir, family sketches, reviews, commentary, travel pieces, or other forms of literary nonfiction, shaping the assignments to suit their own
interests. The readings serve as models for these exercises, suggesting a range of designs and tones.
Readings include selections from BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS, BEST AMERICAN TRAVEL WRITING, and BEST AMERICAN SCIENCE WRITING and pieces by such writers as Annie Dillard, George Orwell, Joan Didion, Philip Gourevitch, William
Finnegan, Michael Ondaatje, Anne
Fadiman, Adrienne LeBlanc, Chang-rae Lee, Pico Iyer, and W.G. Sebald.
EXAMINATIONS AND ASSIGNMENTS
Weekly writing assignments.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS and/or COMMENTS
The course meets twice a week. One meeting is devoted to discussion of the readings and to questions of form and style. In the second meeting, students work in small groups and edit work-in-progress.
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- Instructor(s): Greene,Anne F.
- Times: ..T.R.. 09:00AM-10:20AM; Location: FISK210;
- Reserved Seats: (Total Limit: 25)
- SR. major: 5 Jr. major: 5
- SR. non-major: 5 Jr. non-major: 5 SO: 5 FR: X
- Curricular Renewal: Writing
Last Updated on MAR-30-2006
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