Spring 2010

HUMS 625
Elements of Design in Fiction and Nonfiction: A Writing Course

Greene,Anne F.

01/25/2010 - 05/07/2010
Monday 07:00 PM - 09:30 PM

Downey 100

This course offers discussion of a range of prose styles, from fiction and nonfiction works, and invites students to try short or long pieces that suit their own interests. No previous writing experience is required. Readings are drawn from writers whose voice and phrasing are distinctive. The syllabus will include essays, memoirs, short stories, and novels, among them works by Gertrude Stein, Ha Jin, Robert Stone, Annie Dillard, and Jamaica Kincaid.

Students will choose to complete either short weekly exercises or one long project. Students who enter the course with pieces in progress are welcome to continue this work in place of the regular assignments.

Course tuition: $2022.

Enrollment is limited to 18 students. This course is not open to auditors.


Anne Greene (B.A. Radcliffe College, M.A. Brandeis University) is adjunct professor of English, director of writing programs, and director of the Wesleyan Writers Conference. She was awarded the 2006 Binswanger prize for excellence in teaching. Click here for more information about Anne Greene.


ENROLLMENT INFORMATION

Consent of Instructor Required: No

Format: Seminar

Level: GLSP Credits: 3 Enrollment Limit: 18

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