Writing in the genre known variously as the, personal essay or narrative, memoir, or, autobiography. Introduction to traditional and, contemporary voices in this genre. Daily writing, and weekly reading of exemplars such as Seneca,, Plutarch, Montaigne, Hazlitt, Woolf, Soyinka,, Baldwin, Walker, Hampl, Dillard, Selzer, and, Lopez.
Emphasis on a particular theme or subgenre in, literature to be chosen by the professor. Recent, topics have included heroines in British fiction,, literature and the environment, love and the, novel, history of the lyric poem, and literature, of immigration. May be taken twice for credit, with change of topic.
Emphasis on a particular theme or subgenre in, literature to be chosen by the professor. Recent, topics have included heroines in British fiction,, literature and the environment, love and the, novel, history of the lyric poem, and literature, of immigration. May be taken twice for credit, with change of topic.
Class offers focused, writing-based exercises,, coupled with careful reading of different types of, fiction, to help build a student's understanding, of the fictional form. Creative work is produced, and read in a workshop-based environment.