Nonfiction Writing Program

New Course Numbers for Introductory and Intermediate Nonfiction:

ENGL 0900, Critical Reading/Writing I: The Academic Essay
ENGL 0930, Introduction to Creative Nonfiction
ENGL 1030, Critical Reading/Writing II: Research Essay (no pre-requisites)
ENGL 1050, Intermediate Creative Nonfiction (no pre-requisites)
ENGL 1050G (fall), 1050H (spring), Journalistic Writing (no pre-requisites)

The Daily Attendance Report

Due to the popularity of the Nonfiction classes, we keep a Daily Attendance Report. This report is intended to help students navigate the sometimes-frantic shopping period by letting them see which courses may have openings. The report is updated regularly.

Overview

In the fall of 2006, The Expository Writing Program changed its title to The Nonfiction Writing Program in the English Department at Brown. The content of the program remains nonfiction in all its many sub-genres -- the academic essay, journalism, and creative nonfiction (memoir, literary journalism, lyric essay, historical narrative, travel essay, science writing, and cultural critique).

The Nonfiction Writing Program attracts students from all disciplines by offering courses ranging from critical reading and writing to real world writing. We are as concerned with the discourse of university intellectual life as with writing for non-academic audiences. To that end, the Nonfiction Writing Program brings together three forms of writing: academic essay, journalism, and creative nonfiction. The factual precision of journalism, the narrative and essayistic latitudes of creative nonfiction, and the intellectual rigor of academic discourse offer perspectives from which we can critique and rethink the conventional boundaries of each form of writing. We seek to redefine practices of reading and writing and thereby to gain a new perspective on our experiences with language. All classes are conducted in small seminar settings.

Please consider joining our Nonfiction News Group where program announcements (readings, special events, contests), news of writing opportunities (summer and academic year internships, jobs, etc), and publication solicitations will be posted. 

If you would like something posted, please contact the Listserv administrators, Elizabeth Taylor, Lawrence Stanley or Catherine Imbriglio. One of us will post your message. And of course, if you are not already a member, please join!

Department Officers

Larry Stanley

Co-Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program

Jonathan Readey

Co-Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program

Catherine Imbriglio

Nonfiction Honors Advisor

Faculty

Mary-Kim Arnold

Visiting Lecturer in English, Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 334
Phone: (401) 863-9266
[email protected]

Tracy Breton

Clarence Raymond Adams and Rachel Blodgett Adams Visiting Professor of English, Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 216
Phone: (401) 863-3744
[email protected]


Bruce Butterfield

Visiting Lecturer in English
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 216
Phone: (401) 863-3749
[email protected]


Rana Dasgupta

Distinguished Visiting Lecturer and Writer-in-Residence in English
Office:
Phone:
[email protected]

Carol DeBoer-Langworthy

Senior Lecturer in English,
Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 311
Phone: (401) 863-9454
[email protected]


Philip Eil

Visiting Lecturer in English
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 216
Phone: (401) 863-3749


Adam Golaski

Visiting Lecturer in English, Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 224
Phone: (401) 863-3751
[email protected]

Ed Hardy

Visiting Lecturer in English, Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 211
Phone: (401) 863-9175
[email protected]

Catherine Imbriglio

Senior Lecturer in English, Nonfiction Writing Program, and Honors Advisor, Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 426
Phone: (401) 863-3740
[email protected]


Austin Jackson

Visiting Assistant Professor of English
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 334
Phone: (401) 863-9266
[email protected]

Stacy Kastner

Associate Director,
Writing Center
Office: SciLi 506
Phone: 863-6264
[email protected]

Thomas Mooney

Visiting Lecturer in English, Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 216
Phone: (401) 863-3749
[email protected]


Alissa Quart

Adjunct Professor of English
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 334
Phone: (401) 863-9266
[email protected]

Jonathan Readey

Senior Lecturer in English,
Co-Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 334
Phone: (401) 863-9263
[email protected]

Elizabeth Rush

Visiting Lecturer in English, Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 401A
Phone: (401) 863-9298
[email protected]

Kate Schapira

Senior Lecturer in English, Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 316
Phone: (401) 863-9455
[email protected]

Lawrence Stanley

Distinguished Senior Lecturer in English,
Co-Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 330
Phone: (401) 863-3623
[email protected]

Michael Stewart

Senior Lecturer in English, Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 401A
Phone: (401) 863-9298
[email protected]

Elizabeth Taylor

Distinguished Senior Lecturer in English, Nonfiction Writing Program
Phone: (401) 965-8068
[email protected]

Robert P. Ward

Visiting Lecturer in English, Nonfiction Writing Program
Office: 70 Brown St., Rm. 206
Phone: (401) 863-3727
[email protected]