Course

LIT 121†† First Fiction Workshop

Professor

Mat Johnson

CRN

15176

 

Schedule

Tu Th††††††††† 4:30-5:50 pm††††† OLIN 101

Distribution

OLD: B/F

NEW: Practicing Arts

This course is for students who propose a commitment to writing and have already written stories or worked toward narrative text of any length. Also, reading of selected writers. Group response, analysis, and evaluation. Discussion of general principles.

(Candidates must submit samples of their work before registration, with optional cover letter, to Professor Johnson via campus mail by noon on Monday, November 29th.)

 

Course

LIT 123†† First Poetry Workshop

Professor

Michael Ives

CRN

15127

 

Schedule

Mon Th†††††† 3:00-4:20 pm††††† OLIN 307

Distribution

OLD: B/F

NEW: Practicing Arts

This workshop is for students who strongly desire to experiment with making their own writing a means of learning, both about literature and poetry, and about the discipline of making works of art. Stress is on growth: in the student's own work, and in the individualís awareness of what sorts of activities, rhythms, and tellings are possible in poetry, and how poets go about learning from their own work. The central work of the course is the student's own writing, along with the articulation, both private and shared, of response to it. Readings will be undertaken in contemporary and traditional poets, according to the needs of the group, toward the development of familiarity with poetic form, poetic movement, and poetic energy. Attendance at various evening poetry readings and lectures is required. (Candidates must submit samples of their work before registration, with optional cover letter, to Prof. Ives via campus mail by noon on Monday, November 29th.)

 

Course

LIT 2181†† Reading and Writing the Essay

Professor

Susan Rogers

CRN

15137

 

Schedule

Th†††††††††††††† 1:30-3:50 pm††††† OLIN 107

Distribution

OLD:F

NEW: Practicing Art

This course will involve equal parts reading and writing and is for students who want to develop their creative writing, and their analytic thinking.Readings will be taken from Philip Lopate's The Art of the Personal Essay, which traces the long tradition of the personal essay from Seneca, through Montaigne (the father of the personal essay) to contemporary stylists such as Richard Rodriguez and Joan Didion.The personal essay is an informal essay that begins in the details of every day life and expands to a larger idea. Emphasis will be placed on reading closely to discover the craft of the work: how scenes and characters are developed, how dialog can be used, how the form can fracture from linear narrative to the collage.Student' s work--three essays--will be critiqued in a workshop format.This course is for students with experience in writing workshops, fiction writers and poets who want to explore another genre, and writers who enjoy expressing ideas through the lens of personal experience.Those who bring knowledge from other disciplines are encouraged to apply. Candidates must submit samples of their work via campus mail to Susan Rogers by noon on Monday, November 29th.

 

Course

LIT 221†† Writers Workshop:Prose Fiction

Professor

Peter Sourian

CRN

15125

 

Schedule

Tu†††††††††††††† 10:30- 12:50 pmASP 302

Distribution

OLD: B/F

NEW: Practicing Arts

Practice in imaginative writing. Students will present their own work for group response, analysis, and evaluation. Also reading of selected writers. Permission of the instructor is required. (Candidates must submit samples of their work before registration, with optional cover letter, to Professor Sourian via campus mail by noon on Monday, November 29th.)

 

Course

LIT 322†† Poetry Workshop

Professor

Robert Kelly

CRN

15210

 

Schedule

Th†††††††††††††† 1:30-3:50 pm††††† OLIN 101

Distribution

OLD: B/F

NEW: Practicing Arts

Students present their own work to the group for analysis and response.Suggested readings in contemporary poets. Optional writing assignments are given for those poets who may find this useful. The course is open to sophomores, juniors and seniors.

(Candidates must submit samples of their work before registration, with optional cover letter, to Professor Kelly via campus mail by noon on Monday, November 29th.)

 

Course

LIT 3241†† Advanced Narrative Strategies

Professor

Bradford Morrow

CRN

15374

 

Schedule

Mon†††††††††††† 10:30- 12:50 pmOLIN 101

Distribution

OLD: F

NEW: Practicing Arts

This fiction workshop, intended for experienced and committed writers, is devoted to the conception, design, and composition of short stories as well as novels.  Students will be expected to complete from first to final draft three works of short fiction or chapters of a novel, and also learn how to edit the manuscripts of fellow writers in the workshop.  We will also read books by established writers in order to investigate various approaches to narrative challenges and form a better understanding of how fiction is written.  (Candidates must submit samples of their work before registration, with optional cover letter, to Professor Morrow via campus mail by noon on Monday, November 29th.)

 

Course

LIT 422Writers Workshop for Non-Majors

Professor

Robert Kelly

CRN

15471

 

Schedule

Tu†††††††††††††† 1:30-3:50 pm††††† OLIN 101

Distribution

OLD: B/F

NEW: Practicing Arts

A course designed for juniors and seniors, preference to seniors,who are not writing majors, but who might wish to see what they can learn about the world through the act of writing. Every craft, science, skill, discipline can be articulated, and anybody who can do real work in science or scholarship or art can learn to write, as they say, "creatively"--that is, learn how to make what concerns them also interest other people by means of language. This course will give not more than a dozen students the chance to experiment with all kinds of writing. Poetry is the name of an activity, and that activity will sometimes produce objects called poems and sometimes other sorts of texts. Towards all resultant texts our attention will turn. This is not a course in self-expression, but in making new things. No portfolio is required but prospective students must consult with Prof. Kelly prior to registration.