Literary Arts Courses

Literary Arts offers a mixture of workshops, seminars and hybrid workshop/seminar courses each semester, many of which are special topics (and are subject to change from one semester to the next). Please refer to the University's online course listings for up-to-date information about our classes. When navigating this site, our four-letter code (for title/tag/subject area) is LITR.

For undergraduates at Brown and RISD interested in taking introductory workshops:

LITR 100A (Fiction) and LITR 100B (Poetry) are for First Year Undergraduates only. If you are not already enrolled, attend the first class to enter a lottery (either to enter the class if spaces are available or to be part of the wait list should anyone drop between the first and second meeting).

LITR 110A (Fiction), LITR 110B (Poetry), LITR 110D (Digital Language Art) and LITR 110E (Screenwriting) are for all undergraduate students. Many of these had further enrollment restrictions during the registration period. Those restrictions are no longer in effect. If you are not already enrolled, attend the first class to enter a lottery (either to enter the class if spaces are available or to be part of the wait list should anyone drop between the first and second meeting).

For undergraduates at Brown and RISD interested in taking intermediate workshops:

Writing samples are due in the front hall of Literary Arts building (located at 68 1/2 Brown Street) by 4 pm on Wednesday, 4 September. This applies to LITR 210A (Fiction II), LITR 210B (Poetry II) and LITR 310M (Refusing Objecthood). There is als0 a survey for workshop entry; please complete the survey by night's end on Wednesday, 4 September.

For undergraduate and graduate students at Brown and RISD interested in taking advanced workshops:

 Writing samples are due in the front hall of Literary Arts building (located at 68 1/2 Brown Street) by 4 pm on Wednesday, 4 September. This applies to LITR 1010A (Advanced Fiction), LITR 1010B (Advanced Poetry), LITR 1010E (Advanced Screenwriting) and LITR 1110 N (Workshop for Potential Literature). There is als0 a survey for workshop entry; please complete the survey by night's end on Wednesday, 4 September. These classes will begin to meet on the afternoon of Monday, 9 September (following class list postings earlier that day).

For advanced special topics courses, bring your writing sample to the first class meeting: 

LITR 1150M  Short Fiction Experiments: Tue. 9:30 am, Room 132, 70 Brown St.

LITR 1151O  Ideas of Narration Before Don Quixote: Tue. 4 pm, Room 130, 70 Brown St.

LITR 1151S  Fan_Fic:  Wed. 3 pm, Room 200, Sayles Hall

LITR 1151X  Interdisciplinary Arts Workshop: Translation of Concept, Thu. noon, Room 130, 70 Brown St.

LITR 1151Y  Against Genre, Wed. 3 pm, Room 004, Salomon Center for Teaching

LITR 1152A  Survey of the Historic Avant Garde, Mon. 3 pm, Room 004, Salomon Center for Teaching

LITR 1152B  Ekphasis in Action, Tue. 19:30 am, Room 318, 70 Brown St.

LITR 1152D  Islands of the Mind (HIST 1964S), Mon. 3 pm, Room 503, Page-Robinson Hall (note -- this section is full based on pre-registration; contact [email protected] for guidance on getting on the wait list)

LITR 1152E  Between the Seams: Hybrid Works, Wed. 3 pm, Room 116A, 101 Thayer Street

LITR 1152H  Writing from the Archives/in the Subjunctive Mood, Tue. 4 pm, Room 318, 70 Brown Street

Other courses offered by Literary Arts:

First Year Seminars for UndergraduatesLITR 510C (The Pleasures of the Text), LITR 710 (Writers On Writing): these are for first year undergraduate students only (Brown and RISD); if you are not already enrolled, attend the first class to enter a lottery (either to enter the class if spaces are available or to be part of the wait list should anyone drop between the first and second meeting).

Literature Seminars and courses for UndergraduatesLITR 1200 (Writers On Writing): these are for undergraduate and graduate students (Brown and RISD); if you are not already enrolled, attend the first class to enter a lottery (either to enter the class if spaces are available or to be part of the wait list should anyone drop between the first and second meeting).

LITR 1000, The Arts Workshop for Practice and Practice-Oriented Research, Tues. 10:30 am, Room N420, Granoff Center for Creative Arts, 154 Angell St. -- contact [email protected] for instructions on applying to take this course.

LITR 2110O, Dialogue, Monolgue, & Dialect, Thu. 1 pm, Room 318, 70 Brown Street -- bring a writing sample (creative) to the first class mseeting this Thursday. Questions -- contact [email protected]

 

Classes not listed here are for offered for particular Literary Arts honors candidates or MFA candidates and those students have been contacted about these classes directly.