English 141

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

Section Semester Instructor Time Location Course Areas
1 Fall 2017 Abrams, Melanie
TTh 3:30-5 103 Moffitt

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Modes of Writing: Writing Fiction, Poetry, and the Personal Essay

This course will introduce students to the study of creative writing--fiction, poetry, and (to a lesser degree) the personal essay.  Students will learn to talk critically about these forms and begin to feel comfortable and confident writing within these genres.  Students will write a variety of exercises and more formal pieces and partake in class workshops where their work will be edited and critiqued by other students in the class. 

Please note that although Melanie Abrams will be the instructor of record for this section of English 141, Professor Robert Hass and Lecturer Melanie Abrams will actually team-teach the two sections of the course.  Students will enroll in one section and spend six weeks reading and writing poetry with Hass, and six weeks reading and writing fiction with Abrams.  Both instructors will collaborate over the last two weeks to teach the personal essay.

This course is open to English majors only.

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