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Literature & Writing Seminars

Literature Seminars

ENG 6000. Single / Double Author Seminar (3). Each offering of this course will be devoted to the in-depth study of one, or at most two, author(s). These authors range from Chaucer and/or Shakespeare to Jane Austen, E.M. Forster, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Adrienne Rich, Joan Didion, as examples, etc. Deep knowledge of an author's (or two author's) oeuvre, not historical coveraage, is the chief goal of the course. May be repeated once for up to six hours.

ENG 6100. Genre Seminar (3). Each offering of this course will provide a critical introduction to a single genre of writing. Seminar topics may include everything from the novel, short story, poetry, and drama, to nature or travel writing, the graphic novel, ethnography, and memoir, etc. Deep knowledge of the genre, not historical coverage, is the seminar's chief goal. May be repeated once for up to six credits.

Writing Seminars

ENG 6200. Creative Writing Seminar (3). Each offering of this course will explore the theory and practice of creative writing and an emphasis on revision. Offerings will rotate between Fiction, Poetry, Creative Nonfiction, Writing and the Creative Process, and other possible genres or topics. Deep experience in writing in particular genres is the chief goal of this seminar. May be repeated twice for credit up to nine hours.

ENG 6420. Composition Theories (3). The course provides a basic overview of composition theories: audience analysis, writing process theory, writing to learn theory, discourse theory, invention in the rhetorical tradition. Other topics include evaluation, electronic discourse, and grammar.