The Fiction of Nonfiction

ENGL 1190W S01 [CRN: 17494]

Nonfiction texts are fictions in that they deploy the devices of fiction (pacing, voice, etc.), but even more so in that they are constructs (they’re in-formed and made up). In this seminar we will revel in the architectonic of good nonfiction writing. Upending the myth of “objectivity,” we will read as if writing mattered, and write as if reading did.

Prerequisite: ENGL 0930 or any 1000-level nonfiction writing course. Class list reduced to 17 after writing samples are reviewed during first week of classes. Preference will be given to English concentrators. Banner registrations after classes begin require instructor approval. S/NC.
Fall 2017
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Sep 6, 2017 to Sep 24, 2017
15:00 - 17:30 Mon - from Sep 25, 2017 to Dec 21, 2017