English 141

Modes of Writing (Exposition, Fiction, Verse, etc.)

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Spring 2017 Giscombe, Cecil S.
TTh 12:30-2 140 Barrows

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We'll study some of the ways that fiction writers, essayists, story-tellers, and poets have responded to the worlds that their cultures have built.  We'll look at "high" forms and "low" forms and write in both and consider the distinctions.  We'll read and think about and write urban legends and short fictions, family histories and haibuns, hybrid texts and ghost stories and ballads.  Students will work on individual projects and will also be asked to collaborate on group performances of creative work.  Projects incorporating material from non-written sources (graphic art, for example) will be encouraged; projects incorporating material from unpublished sources (folklore, family stories, etc.) will be strongly encouraged.

This course is open to English majors only.

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