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Introduction to Creative Nonfiction (Online)

Course Code: ENGL 0930-S01

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Creative Nonfiction: Writing the World is for students with a serious interest in writing narrative essays based on fact, research, interviews, and memory. Through assignments and revisions, students will hone their investigative, analytical, and creative skills, inspired by close readings of 20th century nonfiction writers, including Jamaica Kinkaid, Annie Dillard, John McPhee, and David Foster Wallace. This course is a prerequisite to advanced creative nonfiction writing courses in the Department of English and satisfies the Writing Requirement at Brown University.

Students will explore and apply the techniques and narrative structures of creative nonfiction. Reading and writing focus on personal essays, memoir, science writing, travel writing, and other related subgenres. May serve as preparation for ENGL 1180. Writing sample may be required.

This course is offered fully online and is open only to Brown Undergraduates and to qualified Visiting Undergraduates. The duration, course credit, and fees associated with the course are the same as other Summer Session courses. Students do not need to be on Brown's campus to participate in this course. A computer with high-speed internet access is required. For further information, please contact the instructor.

Important: To keep up with reading and writing assignments, discussion forums, and peer reviews, students are expected to participate in this course on a daily basis.

Course not open to Pre-Baccalaureate Students. S/NC.

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