New Spring 2022 Nonfiction Courses

New Spring 2022 Nonfiction Courses:

Mary-Kim Arnold
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Nonfiction Writing
ENGL1180X, Anne Carson, Maggie Nelson, Claudia Rankine (CRN25006)
J Hour (T/Th 1-2:20 pm) 

This advanced writing workshop will consider hybridity and formal experimentation through the work of three prominent contemporary practitioners. We'll examine how the range of formal strategies these authors employ resist the limitations of genre and category, invent new ways of reading and writing nonfiction, and create space for a broader, more inclusive, more expansive possibilities for representing lived experience. Prerequisite: ENGL 0930 or any 1000-level nonfiction writing course. Writing sample will be administered on the first day of class. Not open to first-year students. Instructor permission required. S/NC.  DIAP

Robert P. Ward
Assistant Professor of the Practice, Nonfiction Writing 
ENGL1190Z, The Art of the Craft (CRN 25001)

E Hour (MWF 12-12:50 pm)

What can traditional crafts teach us about our writing? How does building a house or stitching a quilt help us appreciate the ways we can build creative texts? We will consider such questions to help us reflect on our writing as a craft, to invest the key tenets of craft in our writing process, style, and form, and to forge an innovative portfolio of work of which we can feel justly proud. Writing sample required. Prerequisite: ENGL 0930 or any 1000-level nonfiction writing course. Class list will be reduced to 17 after writing samples are reviewed during the first week of classes. Preference will be given to English concentrators. Instructor permission required. S/NC.