English 165

Special Topics: Arts of Writing: Academic Writing, Grant Writing, Food Writing


Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
8 Spring 2016 Rahimtoola, Samia Shabnam
Schweik, Susan
TTh 11-12:30 301 Wheeler Special Topics

Book List

Gilbert, Sandra and Roger Porter: Eating Words: A Norton Anthology of Food Writing ; Karsh, Ellen and Arlen Sue Fox: The Only Grant-Writing Book You’ll Ever Need ; McElrath , Tori O’Neal: Winning Grants Step by Step: The Complete Workbook for Planning, Developing and Writing Successful Proposals

Other Readings and Media

A course reader

Description

This course for juniors and seniors will help students develop writing skills through intensive focus on the demands of three very different modes: academic argument, popular and creative food writing (essay, poetry, travel, memoir, manifesto), and grant-writing. Reading and thinking together about good food, slow food, food memory, food access, sustainability, health, hunger, student food insecurity and food justice, we will alternate between 1) working on key skills for sophisticated academic writing, 2) writing creatively, meditatively, politically and playfully about food, and 3) collaborating on drafting an actual grant application in partnership with a local community organization. This last will be at the heart of this service-learning course.

Nadine Cruz has written: “Service is a process of integrating intention with action in a context of movement toward a just relationship…an intentionally designed program, a process of learning through reflection on the experience of doing service.” Writing is necessary for a great deal of action in the world, and it is a critical tool for reflection. Students in this class will hone argumentative and creative writing skills, learn the basics of the grant-writing process, gain valuable real-world writing experience, and explore ways of using writing as a tool for integrating action, intention and reflection. Plus we'll eat well and maybe cook together.

This small seminar will be limited to twelve students.

Other Recent Sections of This Course

Spring, 2018
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
165/1 Special Topics: Lovecraft & His Tradition Breitwieser, Mitchell
165/2 Special Topics: Hardly Strictly Lyric Poems Hanson, Kristin
165/3 Special Topics Goldsmith, Steven
165/4 Special Topics: Neo-Slave Narratives JanMohamed, Abdul R.
165/5 Special Topics Padilla, Genaro M.
Fall, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
165/1 Special Topics: Genres of Free Speech Lavery, Jos
165/2 Special Topics: Art of Writing Benjamin, Daniel
Hejinian, Lyn
Spring, 2017
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
165/1 Special Topics: The Graphic Memoir Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
165/2 Special Topics: Incarcerations: The Literatures of Physical Confinement and Spiritual Liberation Padilla, Genaro M.
Fall, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
165/1 Special Topics: Telling Stories: The Power of Narrative in Academic Writing Donegan, Kathleen
Spring, 2016
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
165/1 Special Topics: Arthurian Medievalisms No instructor assigned yet.
165/2 Special Topics: 21st-Century U.S. Poetry O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
165/3 Special Topics: Oscar Wilde and the Nineteenth Century Lavery, Jos
165/4 Special Topics: Representing Non-Human Life in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Britain Picciotto, Joanna M
165/5 Special Topics: Is It Useless to Revolt?: Literature of Revolt Goldsmith, Steven
165/6 Special Topics: Queer Lifestyles in Literature and Theory Weiner, Joshua J
165/7 Special Topics: Later 17th-Century Nonfictional Prose Starr, George A.
165/9 Special Topics: Ovid and the English Renaissance Landreth, David
Fall, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
165/1 Special Topics: Contemporary Poetry Gaydos, Rebecca
T. B. A.
165/2 Special Topics Thomas-Bignami, Ian M.
T. B. A.
165/3 Special Topics Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
165/4 Special Topics: Longing and Belonging in Contemporary Writing Langan, Celeste
165/5 Special Topics: Hardly Strictly Lyric Poems Hanson, Kristin
165/6 Special Topics Lavery, Jos
165/7 Special Topics: Modern California Books and Movies Starr, George A.
165/8 Special Topics: Modern Medievalism: A Study of Medieval Poetry and Modern Fantasy No instructor assigned yet.
Spring, 2015
Course & Section Course Name Course Areas
165/1 Special Topics: American Modernism Goble, Mark
165/2 Special Topics: Fathers and Sons Isenberg, Steven
Isenberg, Steven

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