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Fall 2019

43A/1

Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

TTh 12:30-2

(Note: This course was added on April 26.)

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the study of short fiction—to explore the elements that make up the genre, and to enable students to talk critically about short stories a...(read more)

Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Fall 2019

143A/1

Short Fiction

TTh 12:30-2

A short fiction workshop with a focus on the craft of writing. In this course, we will be readers, writers, and editors of short fiction. We'll read a range of published short stories in order to discover the technical ways in which a short sto...(read more)

McFarlane, Fiona
Fall 2019

143A/2

Short Fiction

MW 10:30-12

A short fiction workshop. Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories. Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories and will write a formal critique of each manuscript. Students are required...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2019

143B/1

Verse

MW 12-1:30

The question is whether or not poetry can be more than a series of successful gestures, as F. Scott Fitzgerald put it rather long ago, or arrive at something other than the statement or restatement of an emotional truth or idea. Can poetry int...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Fall 2019

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Creative Nonfiction: Our Culture, Our Lives

TTh 11-12:30

This course is a creative nonfiction workshop in which you'll learn to write about many different types of art and culture, from TV and film to music and the built environment, while developing your own voice as a writer and reflecting on what ...(read more)

Saul, Scott
Fall 2019

143N/2

Prose Nonfiction:
Food Writing

TTh 3:30-5

This is a creative nonfiction writing workshop focused on the topic of food.  Food writing encompasses more than snooty restaurant reviews or poetic descriptions of the taste of wine, coffee, and chocolate.  Food writing can include memoi...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2019

43B/1

Introduction to the Writing of Verse

TTh 11-12:30

Even if it's written in solitude, poetry is a highly social form of art. A poet may speak to their reader, to their city, to their government, to their time. They may write to their friends or fellow poets, or they may write to, with, or agains...(read more)

Wilson, Mary
Spring 2019

143A/1

Short Fiction

TTh 11-12:30

A short fiction workshop. Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories. Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories and will write a formal critique of each manuscript. Students are req...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2019

143A/2

Short Fiction

W 3-6

A fiction workshop in which students will be expected to turn in material approximately every third week, to be edited and discussed in class.

Emphasis will be upon editing and revising. Quality rather than quantity is the ideal, but each...(read more)

Oates, Joyce Carol
Spring 2019

143B/1

Verse

MW 9-10:30

A writing and literature course in which students will become familiar with trends in 20th- and 21st-century poetry. The selected poetry will be linked to developments in the other arts. Students will write poems based upon models offered by establ...(read more)

Reed, Ishmael S.
Spring 2019

143B/2

Verse

TTh 9:30-11

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)—aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and lon...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Spring 2019

143B/3

Verse

TTh 12:30-2

This is a workshop class. Students will be submitting drafts of new poems weekly, reading lots of poetry, reading and critiquing each other's new work, so regular attendance and participation is mandatory.

Only continuing UC Berkeley ...(read more)

Hass, Robert L.
Spring 2019

143D/1

Expository and Critical Writing :
The Art of the Critical Essay

TTh 11-12:30

This course in the critical essay is designed for students who are writing a thesis-length research paper. For the first weeks of class, we will explore and share our own experiences, processes, obstacles and goal...(read more)

Donegan, Kathleen
Spring 2019

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction

M 3-6

Much of American literature has had to do with a sense of motion. Note the journeys, e.g., in the best known texts of Melville and Twain. But note also that Harlemite Langston Hughes' autobiography, The Big Sea, begins on a boat a...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Spring 2019

243N/1

Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop

W 3-6

Creative Nonfiction:  A graduate level writing workshop, open to graduate students from any department. Open also to undergraduate students from any department who have taken English 143-level writing seminars or have equivalent skills or expe...(read more)

Farber, Thomas
Summer 2019

143A/1

Short Fiction

TuWTh 2-4:30

The Literary Magazine and the Short Story as Genre.  This course will be both a short fiction workshop and a craft class studying the literary short story as a genre. Rather than approach literary fiction as the norm from which genre fiction d...(read more)

Gaydos, Rebecca
Summer 2019

143A/2

Short Fiction

MW 2-5

In this eight-week course, we will focus on two things: learning about contemporary publishing venues for short fiction—both traditional journals and online platforms—and workshopping the participants' fiction. Together, we will rea...(read more)

Muhammad, Ismail
Summer 2019

143B/1

Verse

TuWTh 10-12:30

This course is a poetry writing workshop. Students will submit new drafts of poems weekly, and we will read and discuss these together, supporting each other's growth as writers. We will also study contemporary examples focusing on poetry of th...(read more)

Benjamin, Daniel
Summer 2019

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Food Writing

TuTh 2-5

This eight-week summer class centers on workshopping your own literary nonfiction, helping you draw on the distinctive forms and techniques of the personal essay, memoir, travel writing, cultural criticism, and journalistic reportage to speak to, o...(read more)

Stevenson, Max
Fall 2018

143A/2

Short Fiction

TTh 11-12:30

This workshop is designed to hone basic elements of the short story. We will read some exceptional stories in a variety of genres. We will compose and revise 1-2 stories over the course of the semester. 

Only continuing students are ...(read more)

Serpell, C. Namwali
Fall 2018

143A/3

Short Fiction

TTh 3:30-5

The aim of this course is to explore the genre of short fiction –  to discuss the elements that make up the short story, to talk critically about short stories, and to become comfortable and confident with the writing of them.  Stud...(read more)

Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Fall 2018

143B/1

Verse

TTh 2-3:30

In addition to reading and writing poems, we'll also: study prosody via weekly scanning assignments; read critical essays on poetics; historicize formal conventions and talk about genre; create; destroy; rebuild; delight. I'm hoping th...(read more)

Nicholson, Sara
Fall 2018

143B/2

Verse

Tues. 3:30-6:30

The purpose of this class will be to produce a collective language in which to treat poetry. Writing your own poems will be a part of this task, but it will also require readings in contemporary poetry and essays in poetics, as well as some wr...(read more)

O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Fall 2018

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Culture Writing and Life Writing

MW 3-4:30

This course is a nonfiction workshop in which you'll learn to write about many different types of art and culture, from TV and film to music and other forms of performance, while developing your own voice as a writer and reflecting on...(read more)

Saul, Scott
Fall 2018

143N/2

Prose Nonfiction:
The Personal Essay

TTh 12:30-2

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop to explore the art and craft of the personal essay.  We will closely examine the essays in the assigned anthology, as well as students’ exercises and essays.  Writing assignments wi...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Fall 2018

243A/1

Fiction Writing Workshop

MW 1:30-3

A graduate-level fiction workshop. Students will write fiction, produce critiques of work submitted to the workshop, and participate in discussions about the theory and practice of writing. We’ll also read published fiction and essays about w...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2018

243B/1

Poetry Writing Workshop

Thurs. 9:30-12:30

In this semester's 243B we'll be actively fielding questions around environmentally conscious/location-oriented writing.

Some beginnings:

From Jonathan Skinner's introduction to the Ecopoetics section of the new...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Spring 2018

43B/1

Introduction to the Writing of Verse

MW 9-10:30

This is a collaborative workshop where participants will learn to think critically and supportively about others’ creative work and their own, fostering an ongoing practice of editing and revision throughout the semester. Students will develo...(read more)

Gaston, Lise
Spring 2018

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 1:30-3

The aim of this course is to explore the genre of short fiction –  to discuss the elements that make up the short story, to talk critically about short stories, and to become comfortable and confident with the writing of them.  Stud...(read more)

Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Spring 2018

143A/2

Short Fiction

TTh 11-12:30

A short fiction workshop. Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories. Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories and will write a formal critique of each manuscript. Students are req...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2018

143A/3

Short Fiction

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

A fiction workshop in which students will be expected to turn in material approximately every third week, to be edited and discussed in class.

Emphasis will be upon editing and revising. Quality rather than quantity is the ideal, but each...(read more)

Oates, Joyce Carol
Spring 2018

143B/1

Verse

TTh 9:30-11

This is a workshop, a studio class. The principle is immersion.  Students will be expected to be reading poetry all the time, writing it, giving and receiving feedback on the drafts of  poems you will be turning in weekly. Attendance...(read more)

Hass, Robert L.
Spring 2018

143B/2

Verse

TTh 12:30-2

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)--aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and long-lin...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Spring 2018

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Food Writing

TTh 3:30-5

This is a creative nonfiction writing workshop focused on the topic of food.  Food writing encompasses more than snooty restaurant reviews or poetic descriptions of the taste of wine, coffee, and chocolate.  Food writing can include memoi...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Summer 2018

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 2-5

In this eight-week course, we will focus on two things: learning about contemporary publishing venues for short fiction—both traditional journals and online platforms—and workshopping the participants’ fiction. Together, we will r...(read more)

Young, Rosetta
Fall 2017

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 11-12:30

A short fiction workshop.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories.  Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories and will write a formal critique of each manuscript.  Stu...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2017

143B/1

Verse

MW 12:30-2

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)--aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and long-lin...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Fall 2017

143B/2

Verse

W 3-6

Soundings:  A Poetry Workshop

"How you sound??" the poet Amiri Baraka asked. This workshop is designed to be an exploration of "voice" through poetic form, music, kitchen appliances, rush hour traffic, and the nat...(read more)

Singleton, Giovanni
Fall 2017

143B/3

Verse

TTh 2-3:30

The purpose of this class will be to produce a collective language in which to treat poetry. Writing your own poems will be a part of this task, but it will also require readings in contemporary poetry and essays in poetics, as well as some wr...(read more)

O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Fall 2017

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Creative Nonfiction Workshop: Covering Culture

MW 9:30-11

This course is a nonfiction workshop in which you'll learn to write about many different types of art and culture, from TV and music to theater and visual art—in other words, the genres discussed in the culture-and-arts pages of major new...(read more)

Saul, Scott
Fall 2017

143T/1

Poetry Translation Workshop

TTh 12:30-2

This is a workshop in the translation of poetry into English. Workshop members will develop a project and submit a translation a week (together with the original poem and a word-for-word version), and the work of the class will be for members to gi...(read more)

Hass, Robert L.
Fall 2017

166/4

Special Topics:
Writing Poetry and Nonfiction, Writing as Social Practice

TTh 5-6:30

One of the ideas behind this course offering is that poetry and essays (life-writing, creative non-fiction, “essaying,” etc.) have similar aims or field-marks—both are literary vehicles of exploration and documentation; both value...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Fall 2017

243B/1

Poetry Writing Workshop

Tues. 9-12

This workshop/seminar is for poets who already have a body of work (however large or small) and who are currently working on a project or collection. Participants should be working toward furthering development of the project and toward the formula...(read more)

Hejinian, Lyn
Spring 2017

43A/1

Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

TTh 11-12:30

This is an introductory course on writing short fiction. Its aim is twofold: to help students become more practiced and confident fiction writers, and to foster reflection on and mindful engagement with the writing process.

Toward those end...(read more)

Mansouri, Leila
Spring 2017

43B/1

Introduction to the Writing of Verse

TTh 3:30-5

This course is primarily a poetry workshop.  Reading and writing assignments will help generate our workshop material and give us the language and tools to treat that material.  Readings will include poetry and poetics from the last seve...(read more)

Gregory, Jane
Spring 2017

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 3:30-5

The aim of this course to explore the genre of short fiction –  to discuss the elements that make up the short story, to talk critically about short stories, and to become comfortable and confident with the writing of them.  Studen...(read more)

Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Spring 2017

143A/2

Short Fiction

TTh 11-12:30

This workshop is designed to hone basic elements of the short story: style, voice, perspective, structure, plot, character, and so on. We will read some exceptional short stories in a variety of genres. We will compose and revise 1-3 short stories...(read more)

Serpell, C. Namwali
Spring 2017

143A/3

Short Fiction

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

A fiction workshop in which students will be expected to turn in material approximately every third week, to be edited and discussed in class.

Emphasis will be upon editing and revising. Quality rather than quantity is the ideal, but each s...(read more)

Oates, Joyce Carol
Spring 2017

143B/1

Verse

TTh 9:30-11

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)--aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and long-li...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Spring 2017

143B/2

Verse

TTh 3:30-5

The purpose of this class will be to produce a collective language in which to treat poetry.  Writing your own poems will be a part of this task, but it will also require readings in contemporary poetry and essays in poetics, as well as some ...(read more)

O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Spring 2017

143C/1

Long Narrative:
The Novel

TTh 2-3:30

The purpose of this workshop is to begin to write a novel. It is unlikely that you will finish writing a novel in the three months we spend together. Novels take time. There are some reported exceptions to this—Jack Kerouac wrote the first d...(read more)

Serpell, C. Namwali
Spring 2017

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
The Personal Essay

TTh 2-3:30

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop to explore the art and craft of the personal essay.  We will closely examine the essays in the assigned anthology, as well as students’ exercises and essays.  Writing assignments w...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2017

243A/1

Fiction Writing Workshop

TTh 9:30-11

A graduate-level fiction workshop. Students will write fiction, produce critiques of work submitted to the workshop, and participate in discussions about the theory and practice of writing. We’ll also read published fiction and essays about ...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2017

243N/1

Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop:
Creative Nonfiction

Tues. 3:30-6:30

A graduate-level writing workshop, open both to graduate students from any department as well as to undergraduate students from any department who have taken English 143-level writing seminars or have equivalent skills or experience.

Drawin...(read more)

Farber, Thomas
Fall 2016

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 2-3:30

A short fiction workshop.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories.  Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories and will write a formal critique of each manuscript.  St...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2016

143B/1

Verse

MW 11-12:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing lyric poetry today (or any day)--aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and l...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Fall 2016

143B/2

Verse

TTh 2-3:30

This workshop will draw inspiration from the counsel of Ralph Waldo Emerson: "People wish to be settled: only as far as they are unsettled is there any hope for them." In this spirit, we will experiment with different generative exercise...(read more)

Szybist, Mary
Fall 2016

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Traveling, Thinking, Writing

TTh 9:30-11

Much of American literature has had to do with a sense of motion. Note the journeys, e.g., in the best known texts of Melville and Twain.  But note also that Harlemite Langston Hughes’ autobiography, The Big Sea, begins on a bo...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Fall 2016

143N/2

Prose Nonfiction:
Life Writing

TTh 12:30-2

A seminar on auto/biography, with a special emphasis on what it means to write lives that are hidden, overlooked, circumscribed. An unconventional seminar/workshop 1) that will be as experimental as the work we’ll be trying to produce; 2) ...(read more)
Ellis, Nadia
Fall 2016

143N/3

Prose Nonfiction:
Covering Culture

TTh 12:30-2

This course is a nonfiction workshop in which you’ll learn to write about many different types of art and culture, from theater and visual art to music and TV — in other words, the genres that one finds discussed in the culture-and-art...(read more)

Saul, Scott
Fall 2016

243B/1

Poetry Writing Workshop

F 11-2

Studies in contemporary poetic cases (Graham Foust, Sarah Nicholson, Morgan Parker, Juliana Spahr, Jenny Zhang, and others)  will focus our discussions of each other's poems.

Only continuing UC Berkeley students are eligible to app...(read more)

O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Spring 2016

43B/1

Introduction to the Writing of Verse

MW 4-5:30

What can poems do, and how do they do it? This course will explore how we as poets engage with the world through our writing, and how we as readers find value in poems. Our goal will be to develop an expansive sense of possible poetic acts, and to...(read more)

Klavon, Evan
Spring 2016

143A/2

Short Fiction

TTh 2-3:30

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop.  We will discuss the stories in the assigned anthology and writing by students in the class.  Assignments will include three short writing exercises, two new short stories, and critique...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2016

143A/3

Short Fiction

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

A fiction workshop in which students will be expected to turn in material approximately every third week, to be edited and discussed in class.

Emphasis will be upon editing and revising. Quality rather than quantity is the ideal, but each s...(read more)

Oates, Joyce Carol
Spring 2016

143B/1

Verse

TTh 9:30-11

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)--aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and long-li...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Spring 2016

143B/2

Verse

TTh 3:30-5

At a pivotal moment in the development of her practice, the experimental composer Maryanne Amacher is said to have conducted a notebook-based self-analysis that revolutionized her relationship to composition. In this course, parallel to the writin...(read more)

Moschovakis, Anna
Spring 2016

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Traveling, Thinking, Writing/ Travelers' Tales

MW 1:30-3

Much of American literature has had to do with a sense of motion. Note the journeys, e.g., in the best known texts of Melville and Twain. But note also that Harlemite Langston Hughes’ autobiography, The Big Sea, begins on a boat and...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Spring 2016

243B/1

Poetry Writing Workshop

W 3-6

Studies in contemporary poetic cases (Anne Boyer, Graham Foust, Fred Moten, Chris Nealon, Ed Roberson, Juliana Spahr, Simone White,  and others)  will focus our discussions of each other's poems.

Only continuing UC Berk...(read more)

O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Fall 2015

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 4-5:30

A short fiction workshop.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories.  Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories and will write a formal critique of each manuscript.  St...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2015

143B/1

Verse

TTh 11-12:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)--aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and long-li...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Fall 2015

143B/2

Verse

TTh 12:30-2

What I take as a given is that poetry is a public activity, one with the job of disrupting the status quo, the “interested” discourse of TV and advertising, the endless double-talk of politics. This semester I’m wanting us to (read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Fall 2015

143C/1

Long Narrative:
The Novel

TTh 2-3:30

The purpose of this course is to begin writing a novel. None of us will finish writing a novel in the three months we spend together. Novels take time, notwithstanding NaNoWriMo. There are some reported exceptions to this—Jack Kerouac wrote ...(read more)

Serpell, C. Namwali
Fall 2015

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
The Personal Essay

MW 9:30-11

This course is a creative writing workshop to explore the art and craft of the personal essay.  We will read and discuss the essays in the assigned anthology as well as work submitted by students.  Writing assignments will include three ...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2015

43B/1

Introduction to the Writing of Verse

TTh 2-3:30

By attending to the triangulation of politics, prosody, and history within poetry of the last four hundred years, we will build a rigorous foundation for our own poetic experiments. Together, we will ask: What practical skills does one need in ord...(read more)

Stancek, Claire Marie
Spring 2015

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 11-12:30

The aim of this course is to explore the genre of short fiction –  to discuss the elements that make up the short story, to talk critically about short stories, and to become comfortable and confident with the writing of them.  Stu...(read more)

Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Spring 2015

143A/2

Short Fiction

TTh 9:30-11

This course is a creative writing workshop.  Students will write 3 short exercises and 2 short stories (approximately 50 pages over the whole semester).  We will discuss the stories in the anthology as well as work produced by students i...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2015

143B/1

Verse

M 3-6

The purpose of this class will be to produce a collective language in which to treat poetry.  Writing your own poems will be a part of this task, but it will also require readings in contemporary poetry and essays in poetics, as well as some ...(read more)

O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Spring 2015

143D/1

Expository and Critical Writing :
Crafting the Critical Essay

TTh 2-3:30

This course is designed to prepare and support students who are planning to write a critical research essay as part of the English major.  We will begin by discussing various kinds of literary critical essays in order to identify models and m...(read more)

Donegan, Kathleen
Spring 2015

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction

W 3-6

Like & Love: an upper-division creative nonfiction writing workshop, open to continuing undergraduate and graduate students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies found in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students ...(read more)

Farber, Thomas
Spring 2015

243A/1

Fiction Writing Workshop

TTh 12:30-2

A graduate-level fiction workshop. Students will write fiction, produce critiques of work submitted to the workshop, and participate in discussions about the theory and practice of writing. We’ll also read published fiction and essays about ...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2015

243B/1

Poetry Writing Workshop

TTh 11-12:30

Poet Erica Hunt, writing about the “pleasure of cultural resonance” and “Black sources of a radical aesthetic” described “an aesthetics whose goals are critical, investigative, disruptive [and] which aims to wear its ...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Fall 2014

43A/1

Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

MW 10:30-12

A short fiction workshop.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories.  Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript.  S...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2014

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 1:30-3

A short fiction workshop.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories.  Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript.  S...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2014

143A/2

Short Fiction

TTh 12:30-2

This class is a workshop in short fiction. It is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of narrative style and structure, and to encourage a model of constructive critique in a workshop setting. Our readings will include short stor...(read more)

Tranter, Kirsten
Fall 2014

143B/1

Verse

MW 4-5:30

What I take as a given is that poetry (and by implication, all "creative writing") is a public activity, one with the job of disrupting the status quo, the "interested" discourse of TV and advertising, the endless double-talk o...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Fall 2014

143B/2

Verse

TTh 11-12:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)--aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and long-li...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Fall 2014

143B/3

Verse

TTh 3:30-5

A seminar in writing poetry.

Only continuing UC Berkeley students are eligible to apply for this course. To be considered for admission, please electronically submit 5 of your poems, by clicking on the link below; fill out the applicati...(read more)

Roberson, Edwin
Roberson, Ed
Fall 2014

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
The Personal Essay

MW 12-1:30

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop to explore the art and craft of the personal essay.  We will closely examine the essays in Phillip Lopate’s anthology, as well as students’ exercises and essays.  Writing ass...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Fall 2014

143N/2

Prose Nonfiction

TTh 2-3:30

Within a workshop setting, we will read, discuss, and practice writing the major forms and styles of nonfiction, with special attention to the essay as a literary genre.  Students will express their understanding and appreciation of this lite...(read more)

McQuade, Donald
Fall 2014

243N/1

Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop

This course has been canceled.

...(read more)
Farber, Thomas
Spring 2014

43B/1

Introduction to the Writing of Verse

TTh 9:30-11

This course is primarily a poetry workshop.  Reading and writing assignments will help generate our workshop material and give us the language and tools to treat that material.  These assignments will engage both vision and process; they...(read more)

Gregory, Jane
Spring 2014

143A/1

Short Fiction

TTh 12:30-2

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop where students will submit and discuss their own short fiction.  We will also closely examine the work of the published writers in the assigned anthology.  Students will complete 3 short...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2014

143A/2

Short Fiction

TTh 2-3:30

This class is a workshop in short fiction. It is designed to introduce students to the basic principles of narrative style and structure, and to encourage a model of constructive critique in a workshop setting. Our readings will include short stor...(read more)

Tranter, Kirsten
Tranter, Kirsten
Spring 2014

143B/1

Verse

TTh 11-12:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)--aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and long-li...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Spring 2014

143B/2

Verse

W 3-6

From an essay: I find  [form] interesting as a site, as a point of disembarkation for talking about that other stuff, for the ongoing work of investigation and experiment.  Sonnets can be navigated but the point, in all my classes, i...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Spring 2014

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

A seminar in the writing of prose nonfiction as an art.

To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 5 -10 photocopied pages of your creative nonfiction (no poetry or academic writing), along with an application form, to ...(read more)

Solnit, Rebecca
Solnit, Rebecca
Spring 2014

243B/1

Poetry Writing Workshop

M 11-2

Studies in contemporary poetic cases (Anne Boyer, Farnoosh Fathi, Brenda Hillman, Ben Lerner, Fred Moten, Lisa Robertson, Dana Ward, and others) and a few essays will focus our discussions of each other's poems.

To be considered for...(read more)

O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
Fall 2013

143A/1

Short Fiction

TTh 11-12:30

The aim of this course is to explore the genre of short fiction--to discuss the elements that make up the short story, to talk critically about short stories, and to become comfortable and confident with the writing of them. Students will write tw...(read more)

Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Fall 2013

143B/1

Verse

TTh 12:30-2

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)--aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and long-li...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Fall 2013

143B/2

Verse

TTh 3:30-5

A seminar in writing poetry.

To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 5 photocopied pages of your poems, along with an application form, to Professor Sutherland's mailbox in 322 Wheeler, BY 4:00 P.M., TUESDAY, APR...(read more)

Sutherland, Keston
Sutherland, Keston
Fall 2013

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Traveling, Thinking, Writing

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

Much of American literature has had to do with a sense of motion. Note the journeys, e.g., in the best known texts of Melville and Twain. But note also that Harlemite Langston Hughes’ autobiography, The Big Sea, begins on a boat and...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Fall 2013

143T/1

Poetry Translation Workshop

TTh 9:30-11

This is a workshop in the translation of poetry into English. Workshop members will develop a project and submit a translation a week (together with the original poem and a word-for-word version) and the work of the class will be for members to gi...(read more)

Hass, Robert L.
Spring 2013

43B/1

Introduction to the Writing of Verse

TTh 2-3:30

Watermelons

Green Buddhas

On the fruit stand.

We eat the smile

And spit out the teeth.

--Charles Simic

Poetry’s hardy stuff. It doesn’t have to be sacred. In this course we’re g...(read more)

Loofbourow, Lili
Loofbourow, Liliana
Spring 2013

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 1:30-3

A short fiction workshop.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories.  Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript.  S...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2013

143A/2

Short Fiction

Tues. 3:30-6:30

This limited-enrollment workshop course will concentrate on the form, theory and practice of short fiction.

To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 10-12 photocopied pages of your fiction, along with an application f...(read more)

Mukherjee, Bharati
Spring 2013

143A/3

Short Fiction

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

A fiction workshop in which students will be expected to turn in material approximately every third week, to be edited and discussed in class.

Emphasis will be upon editing and revising. Quality rather than quantity is the ideal, but each s...(read more)

Oates, Joyce Carol
Spring 2013

143B/1

Verse

TTh 11-12:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of explorations in which you will try some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today (or any day)—aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and lo...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Spring 2013

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Like & Love

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

An upper-division creative nonfiction writing workshop open to students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies found in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will have work-shopped three literary nonfiction 5-10 pa...(read more)

Farber, Thomas
Spring 2013

143T/1

Poetry Translation Workshop

TTh 12:30-2

This is a workshop in the translation of poetry into English. Workshop members will develop a project and submit a translation a week (together with the original poem and a word-for-word version) and the work of the class will be for members to gi...(read more)

Hass, Robert L.
Spring 2013

166/2

Special Topics:
Readings for Fiction Writers

TTh 12:30-2

This course will focus on each novelist's invention of, or critique of, national identity myths in a time of national crisis.  Students will explore the intimate connection between choice of narrative strategy and construction of meaning....(read more)

Mukherjee, Bharati
Fall 2012

43A/1

Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

TTh 11-12:30

A short fiction workshop.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories.  Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript.  S...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2012

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 12-1:30

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop where students will submit and discuss their own short fiction.  We will also closely examine the work of published writers.  Students will complete 3 short writing assignments and appro...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Fall 2012

143A/2

Short Fiction

TTh 3:30-5

This workshop is designed to hone basic elements of fiction writing: grammar, diction, syntax, structure, plot, character, style, and so on. We will read a handful of short stories from a coursepack, David Mitchell&r...(read more)

Serpell, C. Namwali
Fall 2012

143B/1

Verse

MW 4-5:30

This seminar/workshop in the writing of poetry is intended for the exploration of contemporary solutions to long-standing, as well as recent, questions facing poets. Students in the class will undertake writing projects in relation to technical an...(read more)

Hejinian, Lyn
Fall 2012

143B/2

Verse

TTh 12:30-2

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today—aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and long-lined p...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Fall 2012

143B/3

Verse

TTh 2-3:30

A seminar in writing poetry. This will be a series of writer-on-writing facilitated sessions, providing opportunities for students writing, reading, and talking about a range of poetries, including their own work. There will be a strong, text-base...(read more)

Walsh, Catherine
Walsh, Catherine
Fall 2012

165/1

Special Topics:
Poetry Writing in an Ecological Field of Composition

TTh 9:30-11

Among other issues associated with the composition of poetry, this class seeks to contend with the difficulties that arise from how a poem is displayed on the page. We will look at a number of poets, such as Cummings...(read more)

Campion, John
Fall 2012

243A/1

Fiction Writing Workshop

Tues. 3:30-6:30

This workshop course will concentrate on the form, theory and practice of fiction. Workshop participants are required to write a minimum of 45 pages of original fiction, fulfill specific assignments on craft, attend all workshop sessions, and prov...(read more)

Mukherjee, Bharati
Spring 2012

43A/1

Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

TTh 9:30-11

A short fiction workshop.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories.  Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript.  S...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2012

43B/1

Introduction to the Writing of Verse:
Received Forms and Invented Forms

MW 10:30-12

In the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, a number of British poets adapted the Italian sonnet to craft a form that would become central to English literature: fourteen lines of iambic pentameter, with three rhymed quatrains and a clo...(read more)

Pugh, Megan
Pugh, Megan
Spring 2012

143A/1

Short Fiction

TTh 2-3:30

A short fiction workshop.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories.  Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript.  S...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2012

143A/2

Short Fiction

Tues. 3:30-6:30

This limited-enrollment workshop will concentrate on the form, theory and practice of short fiction.  Permission of instructor is required. 

To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 12-15 photocopied pages o...(read more)

Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati
Spring 2012

143B/1

Verse

TTh 11-12:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today—aperture and closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence and line; short and long-lined p...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Spring 2012

143C/1

Long Narrative:
The Short Novel

W 3-6

In this class, we’ll be reading and discussing various novels under 150 pages from a diverse group of authors. The point is to take a close look at a text of manageable size, paying attention to its structure – how the author manages t...(read more)

Alarcon, Daniel
Alarcon, Daniel
Spring 2012

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction

TTh 11-12:30

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop to explore the art and craft of the personal essay.  We will closely examine the essays in the assigned anthology, as well as students’ exercises and essays.  Writing assignments w...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2012

143N/2

Prose Nonfiction:
The Essay

TTh 12:30-2

This will be a course in the essay, and it is designed to help students who are writing an undergraduate thesis-length paper. We will begin by getting acquainted with various kinds of essays—narrative and descriptive, personal and research-b...(read more)

Gallagher, Catherine
Gallagher, Catherine
Spring 2012

143N/3

Prose Nonfiction:
Traveling, Thinking, Writing

TTh 2-3:30

Book List: Students should come to class before buying books. The list will likely include some of the following: Basho’s Back Roads to Far Towns (translated by Cid Corman); Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness; Tete-Mic...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
Spring 2012

143T/1

Poetry Translation Workshop

TTh 2-3:30

This is a workshop course in the translation of poetry. Participants need to be at least moderately competent in some language other than English. All of the work will involve translating from other languages into English. Participants will be exp...(read more)

Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert
Spring 2012

243N/1

Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop:
Like & Love

M 3-6

A graduate creative nonfiction writing workshop open to students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies found in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will have work-shopped three 10-20 page literary nonfiction pie...(read more)

Farber, Thomas
Farber, Thomas
Summer 2012

N141/1

Modes of Writing

MTuTh 2-4

This course will introduce students to the study of writing short fiction. Students will learn to talk critically about short stories and begin to feel comfortable and confident with their own writing of them. Students will write both longer and s...(read more)

Chandra, Melanie Abrams
Fall 2011

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 12-1:30

A short fiction workshop. Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories. Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript. Students are requir...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2011

143A/2

Short Fiction

Tues. 3:30-6:30

This workshop course concentrates on the form, theory and practice of the short story. Students admitted to the course will be required to write a minimum of 45 pages of original fiction, complete assignments on specific aspects of narrative strat...(read more)

Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati
Fall 2011

143B/1

Verse

TTh 9:30-11

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today—aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; shor...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Fall 2011

143B/2

Verse

TTh 12:30-2

I’ll ask students to be interested in form as a site, as a point of disembarkation for talking about that other stuff, for the ongoing work of investigation and experiment. Poems can be formally navigated but the point, in all my classes, is...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
Fall 2011

143B/3

Verse:
Poetry and the Poetics of Sound, Voice, & Performance

Tues. 3:30-6:30

In this course, we’ll work towards new understandings of sound, of the human voice and voicing, of language’s relationship to the voice and to its own sonic dimensions, and of the ways in which visual and musical and other sonic media ...(read more)

Goldman, Judith
Goldman, Judith
Fall 2011

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction

W 3-6

This workshop course concentrates on the form, theory and practice of creative nonfiction, particularly on the personal essay. Students admitted to the course will be required to write a minimum of 45 pages, complete assignments, and participate i...(read more)

Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati
Fall 2011

243B/1

Poetry Writing Workshop

MW 4-5:30

This workshop is for poets who already have a body of work (however large or small) and who are currently working on a project or collection. It presupposes two things: that poetry as a project is as rigorous an undertaking as more typically schol...(read more)

Hejinian, Lyn
Hejinian, Lyn
Spring 2011

43A/1

Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

TTh 11-12:30

A short fiction workshop. Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories. Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript. Students are requir...(read more)

Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2011

43B/1

Introduction to the Writing of Verse

TTh 9:30-11

Introduction to the Writing of Verse is a reading course as well as a writing course, designed to introduce you to poems written in a wide range of poetic forms and styles, with a wide variety of subjects and approaches. It is also designed to off...(read more)

Beck, Rachel
Beck, Rachel
Spring 2011

143A/1

Short Fiction

TTh 2-3:30

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop where students will submit and discuss their own short fiction. We will also closely examine the work of published writers. Students will complete 3 short writing assignments and approximately 40 ...(read more)

Kleege, Georgina
Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2011

143B/1

Verse

MW 4-5:30

The purpose of this class will be to produce an unfinished language in which to treat poetry. Writing your own poems will be a part of this task, but it will also require readings in contemporary poetry and essays in poetics, as well as some writi...(read more)

O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Spring 2011

143B/2

Verse

TTh 12:30-2

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today--aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; short &am...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Spring 2011

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction

TTh 12:30-2

This will be a course in the essay, and it is designed to help students who are writing an undergraduate thesis-length paper. We will begin by getting acquainted with various kinds of essays (narrative and descriptive, personal and research-based,...(read more)

Gallagher, Catherine
Gallagher, Catherine
Spring 2011

143N/2

Prose Nonfiction:
Traveling, Thinking, Writing

TTh 3:30-5

Much of American literature has had to do with a sense of motion. Note the journeys, e.g., in the best known texts of Melville and Twain. But note also that Harlemite Langston Hughes’ autobiography, The Big Sea, begins on a boat and...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
Spring 2011

143N/3

Prose Nonfiction

Tues. 3:30-6:30

Rooms and Lives: a creative or literary nonfiction workshop open to students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies found in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will have work-shopped in class three 10-20 page pi...(read more)

Farber, Thomas
Farber, Thomas
Spring 2011

243A/1

Fiction Writing Workshop

Tues. 3:30-6:30

This graduate fiction workshop will concentrate on the form, theory and practice of fiction. Workshop participants are required to (1) write a minimum of 45 pages of original fiction (e.g. several short stories and/or chapters of a novel-in-progre...(read more)

Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati (a. k. a. Blaise, B.)
Fall 2010

143B/1

Verse:
Instructive Mysteries

M 3-6

"A poem is a small (or large) machine made of words" --William Carlos Williams

How do poems work? To that question there are at least as many answers as there are poems. Often poets have the experience of writing intuitively, mov...(read more)

Zapruder, Matthew J
Zapruder, Matthew
Fall 2010

143B/2

Verse

TTh 11-12:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today—aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; short & ...(read more)

Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Fall 2010

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction

TTh 2-3:30

This course will offer students — in a workshop setting — the opportunity to read, discuss, and practice writing the major forms and styles of nonfiction prose, with special attention to understanding, appreciating — and practi...(read more)

McQuade, Donald
McQuade, Donald
Fall 2010

143T/1

Poetry Translation Workshop

TTh 9:30-11

This is a practical workshop for students wishing to work at translating poetry into English, so students need to have at least an intermediate knowledge of the language they wish to translate from. The class works like a poetry writing workshop: s...(read more)

Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert
Fall 2010

243B/1

Poetry Writing Workshop

M 3-6

The point will be to write poetry in public spaces, to write with an eye toward performance/ publication. My assumption is that people entering the class will enter with projects underway and/or with a strong interest in the problems and issues of ...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
Spring 2010

43B/1

Introduction to the Writing of Verse

MW 3-4:30

A workshop course intended for students who have recently begun to write verse or who have not previously taken a course in creative writing.

To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 5 photocopied pages of your poems,...(read more)
Chen, Christopher
Chen, Christopher
Spring 2010

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 1:30-3

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop where students will submit and discuss their own short fiction. We will also closely examine the work of published writers in the anthology. Students will complete 3 short writing assignments approx...(read more) Kleege, Georgina
Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2010

143B/1

Verse

TTh 11-12:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore some of the fundamental options for writing poetry today—aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; short & lon...(read more) Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Spring 2010

143B/2

Verse:
Advanced Poetry Writing Workshop

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

In this advanced poetry workshop, we will not only deepen our own writing practices, but also become increasingly familiar with the wide range of poetry-making materials and strategies. To this end, we will treat this course both as a workshop, where ...(read more) Fisher, Jessica
Fisher, Jessica
Spring 2010

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
The Personal Essay

Tues. 3:30-6:30

This workshop course concentrates on the form, theory and practice of creative nonfiction, particularly on the personal essay. Workshop participants are required to write a minimum of 45 pages of original non-fictional narrative during the semester.(read more) Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati\n(a.k.a. Blaise, B.)
Spring 2010

243B/1

Poetry Writing Workshop

W 3-6

Topics in poetics raised by theorists (Barthes, Bourdieu, Deleuze, Glissant, Riffaterre) and practitioners (Alcalay, Joron, Mackey, Palmer, Spahr et al.) will focus our discussion of each other’s poetry.

To be considered for adm...(read more)
O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Spring 2010

243N/1

Prose Nonfiction Writing Workshop:
Rooms and Lives

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

Rooms and lives: a creative or literary nonfiction graduate workshop open to students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies found in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will have workshopped in class three 10-20 pag...(read more) Farber, Thomas
Farber, Thomas
Fall 2009

143A/1

Short Fiction

TTh 9:30-11

A short fiction workshop. Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories. Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript. Students are require...(read more) Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2009

143A/2

Short Fiction

TTh 12:30-2

This limited-enrollment workshop course will concentrate on the form, theory and practice of short fiction.

To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 12-15 photocopied pages of your fiction, along with an application...(read more)
Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati (a.k.a. Blaise, Bharati)
Fall 2009

143B/1

Verse

M 3-6

I’ll ask students to be interested in form as a site, as a point of disembarkation for talking about that other stuff, for the ongoing work of investigation and experiment. Poems can be formally navigated but the point, in all my classes, is...(read more)

Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
Fall 2009

143B/2

Verse: Poetry in Practice and in Theory

W 3-6

Poets can’t just write their poetry. Ever since the beginnings of Western thought, poets have had to defend themselves and their art form, both explicitly and implicitly – yet almost always evasively. It was Plato, two millennia ago, who c...(read more) Bouvier, Geoff
Bouvier, Geoff
Fall 2009

143B/3

Verse

TTh 11-12:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore the fundamental options for writing poetry today – aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; short & lo...(read more) Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Fall 2009

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction: Traveling, Thinking, Writing

TTh 2-3:30

Much of American literature has had to do with a sense of motion. Note the journeys, e.g., in the best known texts of Melville and Twain. But note also that Harlemite Langston Hughes’ autobiography, The Big Sea, begins on a boat and det...(read more) Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
Fall 2009

243A/1

Fiction Writing Workshop

TTh 2-3:30

A graduate-level fiction workshop. Students will write fiction, produce critiques of work submitted to the workshop, and participate in discussions about the theory and practice of writing. We’ll also read published fiction and essays about writ...(read more) Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2009

43B/1

Introduction to the Writing of Verse:
Translation, Echo, and Originality

TTh 2-3:30

This poetry course is themed on the idea of “translation,” but conceived very largely, to include not just translations between languages, but also between different periods within a single language (such as between Old and Middle or Middl...(read more) Johnson, Eleanor
Spring 2009

143A/1

Short Fiction

MW 12:30-2

A short fiction workshop.  Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories.  Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript.  Stude...(read more) Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2009

143A/2

Short Fiction

T 3:30-6:30

A short fiction workshop open to students from any department. Students will write three short stories, generally 10-20 pages in length.  Each week, students will also turn in one-page written critiques of each of the three student stories being ...(read more) Farber, Thomas
Farber, Thomas
Spring 2009

143B/1

Verse

M 3-6

Writing and Poems.  Weekly written assignments.

To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 5 photocopied pages of your poems, along with an application form, to Professor Reines' mailbox in 322 Wheeler, BY 4:00...(read more)

Reines, Ariana
Spring 2009

143B/2

Verse:
How to Write Lyric Poems

TTh 9:30-11

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore the fundamental options for writing poetry today -- aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; relations between the sentence and line of verse...(read more) Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Spring 2009

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction

MW 9-10:30

This course will offer students — in a workshop setting — the opportunity to read, discuss, and practice writing the major forms and styles of nonfiction prose, with special attention to understanding, appreciating — and practicing &...(read more) McQuade, Donald
McQuade, Don
Spring 2009

143N/2

Prose Nonfiction:
The Personal Essay

MW 3-4:30

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop to explore the art and craft of the personal essay.  We will closely examine the essays in Phillip Lopate’s anthology, as well as students’ exercises and essays.  Writing assignm...(read more) Kleege, Georgina
Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2009

243A/1

Fiction Writing Workshop

TTh 12:30-2

This limited-enrollment workshop course will concentrate on the form, theory and practice of fiction.  Undergraduate students may apply for admission to this graduate course. 

To be considered for admission to this class, please...(read more)

Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati (a.k.a. Blaise, B.)
Fall 2008

143A/1

Short Fiction:
Short Fiction

TTh 11-12:30

This is a course on the form, theory and practice of short fiction. Students are required to fulfill assignments on specific aspects of craft, analyze aesthetic strategies in selected stories by published authors, and to write approximately 45 pages o...(read more) Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati
Fall 2008

143A/2

Short Fiction:
Short Fiction

TTh 12:30-2

A short fiction workshop, with accompanying readings from a contemporary anthology. Typically, workshops are free-wheeling explorations of form, style and content and this one will be no different. Course demands: depending upon the final size of the...(read more) Blaise, Clark
Blaise, Clark
Fall 2008

143A/3

Short Fiction:
Short Fiction

TTh 2-3:30

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop where students will submit and discuss their own short fiction. We will also closely examine the work of published writers. Students will complete 3 short writing assignments approximately 40 pages of...(read more) Kleege, Georgina
Kleege, Georgina
Fall 2008

143B/1

Verse:
Verse

MW 4-5:30

"This version of English 143B will be tied in with Prof. Charles Altieri?s English 45C/1 class; for entrance into this 143B class, students must be enrolled in (or, under special circumstances, auditing) that 45C class. This 143b/45c connection is int...(read more) Hejinian, Lyn
Hejinian, Lyn
Fall 2008

143B/2

Verse:
Verse

TTh 11-12:30

Please email jshoptaw@berkeley.edu for more information regarding this course. ...(read more) Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Fall 2008

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Prose Nonfiction

TTh 2-3:30

This course concentrates on the practice of creative non-fiction, particularly on the writing of the personal essay. Students are expected to fulfill specific assignments and to write approximately 45 pages of original non-fictional narrative. ...(read more) Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati
Fall 2008

143T/1

Poetry Translation:
Poetry Translation Workshop

TTh 9:30-11

The purpose of the class is to give students a chance to work on verse translation, to share translations and give and receive feedback on their work, to read about the theory and practice of translation, and perhaps to try out different practices and...(read more) Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert
Fall 2008

243B/1

Graduate Course:
Poetry Writing Workshop

M 3-6

"The point will be to write poetry in public spaces, to write with an eye toward performance/ publication. My assumption is that people entering the class will enter with projects underway and/ or with a strong interest in the problems and issues of p...(read more) Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
Spring 2008

43B/1

Lower Division English:
Introduction to the Writing of Verse

TTh 11-12:30

This workshop will teach various approaches toward the writing of verse. In addition to weekly writing assignments, students will read a range of poetry and essays, and will be encouraged to attend local poetry readings. ...(read more) Fisher, Jessica
Fisher, Jessica
Spring 2008

143A/1

American Literature:
Short Fiction

MW 1:30-3

"A short fiction workshop. Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories. Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript. Students are required ...(read more) Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2008

143B/1

Verse:
Verse

TTh 9:30-11

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore the fundamental options for writing poetry today�aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; short & long-lined poems; ...(read more) Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Spring 2008

143B/2

Verse:
Verse

TTh 3:30-5

The purpose of this class will be to produce an unfinished language in which to treat poetry. Writing your own poems will be a part of this task, but it will also require readings in contemporary poetry and essays in poetics, as well as some writing d...(read more) O�Brien, Geoffrey
Spring 2008

143B/3

Verse:
Docents of the Expanded Field

W 3-6

This class will mine site-specific writing and post-conceptual art. Collectively we�ll develop a critical vocabulary through readings; individually students will pursue forms of experimental research that will inform their own projects. Our readings w...(read more) Shaw, Lytle
Spring 2008

143N/1

Prose Nonfiction:
Traveling, Thinking, Writing

TTh 9:30-11

"Much of American literature has had to do with a sense of motion. Note the journeys, e.g., in the best known texts of Melville and Twain. But note also that Harlemite Langston Hughes� autobiography, The Big Sea, begins on a boat and details his adven...(read more) Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
Spring 2008

143N/2

Prose Nonfiction:
The Personal Essay

TTh 12:30-2:00

This workshop course concentrates on the form, theory and practice of creative nonfiction, particularly on the writing of the personal essay. Students are required to fulfill specific assignments and to write 45 pages of nonfictional narrative....(read more) Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati
Spring 2008

143N/3

Prose Nonfiction:
The Personal Essay

M 3-6

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop to explore the art and craft of the personal essay. We will closely examine the essays in Phillip Lopate�s anthology, as well as students� exercises and essays. Writing assignments will include three ...(read more) Kleege , Georgia
Spring 2008

143T/1

Poetry Translation:
Poetry Translation Workshop

TTh 12:30-2

The purpose of the class is to give students a chance to work on verse translation, to share translations and give and receive feedback on their work, to read about the theory and practice of translation, and perhaps to try out different practices and...(read more) Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert
Spring 2008

243A/1

Graduate Course:
Fiction Writing Workshop

MW 10:30-12

"A graduate-level fiction workshop. Students will write fiction, produce critiques of work submitted to the workshop, and participate in discussions about the theory and practice of writing. We�ll also read published fiction and essays about writing f...(read more) Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2007

43A/1

Literature In English:
Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

MW 3-4:30

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the study of short fiction - to explore the elements that make up the genre, and to enable students to talk critically about short stories and begin to feel comfortable and confident with their own wr...(read more) Abrams, Melanie (a.k.a. Chandra, M.J.)
Fall 2007

143A/1

:
Short Fiction

TTh 12:30-2

A short fiction workshop. Over the course of the semester, each student will write and revise two stories. Each participant in the workshop will edit student-written stories, and will write a formal critique of each manuscript. Students are required t...(read more) Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2007

143A/2

:
Verse

TTh 3:30-5

"The question is whether or not poetry can be more than a series of successful gestures, as F. Scott Fitzgerald put it rather long ago, or arrive at something other than the statement or restatement of an emotional truth or idea. Can poetry intervene...(read more) Giscombe, Cecil S.
Giscombe, Cecil
Fall 2007

143B/3

:
Verse

W 3-6

The purpose of this class will be to produce an unfinished language in which to treat poetry. Writing your own poems will be a part of this task, but it will also require readings in contemporary poetry and essays in poetics, as well as some writing d...(read more) O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Fall 2007

C143V/1

:
Visual Autobiography

TTh 9:30-12:30

Visual autobiography encompasses a wide range of self-representations and self-narrations: conventional books in which images are integral to the whole, rather than mere supplementation or illustration; pictographic (picture-writing) ledgerbooks; phot...(read more) Wong, Hertha D. Sweet
Wong, Hertha
Fall 2007

143N/1

:
Prose Non-fiction

TTh 11-12:30

This workshop course concentrates on the practice of creative non-fiction, particularly on the writing of the personal essay. Students are required to fulfill specific assignments and to write 45 pages of non-fictional narrative. ...(read more) Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati (a.k.a.: Blaise, B.)
Fall 2007

243A/1

:
Fiction Writing Workshop

MW 10:30-12

"A graduate-level fiction workshop. Students will write fiction, produce critiques of work submitted to the workshop, and participate in discussions about the theory and practice of writing. We�ll also read published fiction and essays about writing f...(read more) Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2007

43B/1

Lower Division Coursework:
Introduction to the Writing of Verse

TTh 12:30-2

This workshop will teach various approaches toward the writing of verse. In addition to weekly writing assignments, students will read a range of poetry and essays, and will be encouraged to attend local poetry readings....(read more) Fisher, Jessica
Fisher, Jessica
Spring 2007

143A/1

Junior Coursework:
Short Fiction

MW 1:30-3

The aim of this course is to explore the genre of short fiction?to discuss the elements that make up the short story, to talk critically about short stories, and to become comfortable and confident with the writing of them. Students will write two sho...(read more) Abrams, Melanie (a.k.a. Chandra, M.J.)
Spring 2007

143A/2

Junior Coursework:
Short Fiction

W 3-6

"A short fiction workshop open to students from any department. Students will write three short stories, generally 10-20 pages in length. Each week, students will also turn in one-page written critiques of each of the three student stories being works...(read more) Farber, Thomas
Farber, Thomas
Spring 2007

143B/1

Junior Coursework:
Verse

MW 10-11:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore the fundamental options for writing poetry today?aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; short & long-lined poems; ...(read more) Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Spring 2007

143B/2

Junior Coursework:
Verse

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

The purpose of this class will be to produce an unfinished language in which to treat poetry. Writing your own poems will be a part of this task, but it will also require readings in contemporary poetry and essays in poetics, as well as some writing d...(read more) O?Brien, Geoffrey
Spring 2007

143N/1

Junior Coursework:
Prose Nonfiction

Tues. 3:30-6:30

Rooms and Lives: a creative nonfiction workshop open to students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies found in memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will have workshopped in class three 10-20 page pieces. Each will t...(read more) Farber, Thomas
Farber, Thomas
Spring 2007

143N/2

Junior Coursework:
Prose Nonfiction: The Personal Essay

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop to explore the art and craft of the personal essay. We will closely examine the essays in Phillip Lopate?s anthology, as well as students? exercises and essays. Writing assignments will include 3 shor...(read more) Kleege, Georgina
Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2007

243A/1

Graduate Course:
Fiction Writing Workshop

Tues. 2-5

This limited-enrollment workshop course will concentrate on the form, theory and practice of fiction. Undergraduate students are welcome to apply for admission to this graduate workshop....(read more) Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee (Blaise), Bharati
Fall 2006

43B/1

Lower Division Coursework:
Introduction to the Writing of Verse

TTh 3:30-5

This is a seminar in writing poetry, conducted as a workshop and intended for lower-division students. ...(read more) Gravendyk-Burrill, Hillary
Fall 2006

143A/2

Upper Division Coursework:
Short Fiction

TTh 2-3:30

This is a course on the form, theory and practice of short fiction. It will be conducted as a workshop. Students are required to fulfill assignments on specific aspects of craft, to analyze aesthetic strategies in selected short stories by published a...(read more) Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati (a.k.a.: Blaise, B.)
Fall 2006

143B/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse

W 3-6

The purpose of this class will be to produce an unfinished language in which to treat poetry. Writing your own poems will be a part of this task, but it will also require readings in contemporary poetry and essays in poetics, as well as some writing d...(read more) O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Fall 2006

143B/2

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse

TTh 9:30-11

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore the fundamental options for writing poetry today�aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; short & long-lined poems; ...(read more) Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Fall 2006

143B/3

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse: Transelation/Mistranslation

TTh 11-12:30

How might the writer use the various techniques and theories of translation, including mistranslation, as experimental tools to aid in the composition of new poems? Rather than approaching translation as the conventional transfer of meaning from one l...(read more) Robertson, Lisa
Fall 2006

143N/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Prose Non-fiction: The Personal Essay

TTh 11-12:30

This course concentrates on the practice of creative non-fiction, particularly on the writing of the personal essay. Students are required to fulfill specific assignments and to write approximately 45 pages of non-fictional narrative. Format of course...(read more) Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee, Bharati (a.k.a.: Blaise, B.)
Fall 2006

243B/1

Graduate Course:
Poetry Writing Workshop

MW 12-1:30

This workshop is for poets who already have a body of work (however large or small) and who are currently working on a project or collection. It presupposes two things: that poetry as a project is as rigorous an undertaking as more typically scholarly...(read more) Hejinian, Lyn
Hejinian, Lyn
Spring 2006

43A/1

Lower Division Coursework:
Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

TTh 11-12:30

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the study of short fiction?to explore the elements that make up the genre, and to enable students to talk critically about short stories and begin to feel comfortable and confident with their own writ...(read more) Abrams, Melanie
Spring 2006

43B/1

Lower Division Coursework:
Introduction to the Writing of Verse

TTh 12:30-2

This workshop aims to help you develop skills as a writer of poetry. My hope is that you will bring to class works that you consider incomplete, that are still unfamiliar to you, and about which you are sincerely curious. In each meeting we will read ...(read more) Carr, Julie
Spring 2006

143A/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Short Fiction

MW 12-1:30

"A seminar in writing short stories.



To be considered for admission to this class, please submit 10-15 photocopied pages of your fiction, along with an application form, to Professor Chandra's mailbox in 322 Wheeler, BY 4:00 P.M., TUESD...(read more)
Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Spring 2006

143A/2

Upper Division Coursework:
Short Fiction

Tues. 3:30-6:30

"A short fiction workshop open to students from any department. Students will write three short stories, 10-20 pages in length. Each week, students will also turn in one-page written critiques of student stories being workshopped as well as a 2-page j...(read more) Farber, Thomas
Farber, Thomas
Spring 2006

143B/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse

MW 10:30-12

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore the fundamental options for writing poetry today?aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; short & long-lined poems; ...(read more) Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Spring 2006

143B/2

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse

TTh 2-3:30

The purpose of this class will be to produce an unfinished language in which to treat poetry. Writing your own poems will be a part of this task, but it will also require reading essays in poetics and sometimes writing under extreme formal constraints...(read more) O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Spring 2006

143N/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Prose Nonfiction: Creative Nonfiction?Writing Music, Dance & the Self

W 3-6

"A nonfiction workshop open to students from any department. Drawing on narrative strategies of memoir, the diary, travel writing, and fiction, students will write and have workshopped in class two 10-20 page pieces. Each will emerge out of detailed d...(read more) Farber, Thomas
Farber, Thomas
Spring 2006

143N/2

Upper Division Coursework:
Prose Nonfiction: The Personal Essay

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

This class will be conducted as a writing workshop to explore the art and craft of the personal essay. We will closely examine the essays in Phillip Lopate?s anthology, as well as students? exercises and essays. Writing assignments will include 3 shor...(read more) Kleege, Georgina
Kleege, Georgina
Spring 2006

143T/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Poetry Translation Workshop

TTh 9:30-11

This is a workshop for the translation of poetry. Translators are expected to share their work and to participate in the criticism of the work of others. Discussion will range from the larger problems of the possibility of translation to the particula...(read more) Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert
Spring 2006

243A/1

Graduate Course:
Fiction Writing Workshop

TTh 2-3:30

This is a limited-enrollment workshop for graduate and undergraduate fiction writers. Workshop members will be expected to write approximately 45 pages of original fiction, which may be several short stories or chapters of a novel-in-progress. The cou...(read more) Mukherjee, Bharati
Mukherjee (Blaise), Bharati
Spring 2006

243B/1

Graduate Course:
Poetry Writing Workshop

W 3-6

Topics in poetics raised by philosophers (Agamben, Badiou, Barthes, Bourdieu) and by practitioners (Alcalay, Ashbery, Joron, Moxley, Palmer) will focus our discussion of each other?s poetry. In addition to writing poems every week you?ll have two seme...(read more) O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Fall 2005

43A/1

Lower Division Coursework:
Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

MW 3-4:30

In this course, students will learn the basic elements of fiction writing. Students will be expected to write two short stories during the semester. The course will be organized as a workshop. All stories will be edited and critiqued by the instructor...(read more) Abrams, Melanie
Fall 2005

43A/2

Lower Division Coursework:
Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

TTh 2-3:30

This is a workshop course intended for students who have recently begun to write fiction or who have not previously taken a course in creative writing. ...(read more) Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2005

43B/1

Lower Division Coursework:
Introduction to the Writing of Verse

Thurs. 3:30-6:30

The purpose of this class will be to produce a mobile, surprising, unfinished language in which to treat poetry. Writing poems will be a part of this task, but only a part. There will also be a modest amount of critical writing and reading, short writ...(read more) O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Fall 2005

143A/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Short Fiction

TTh 9:30-11

T.B.A. ...(read more) Chandra, Vikram
Chandra, Vikram
Fall 2005

143A/2

Upper Division Coursework:
Short Fiction

TTh 12:30-2

This is a course on the form, theory and practice of short fiction. It will be conducted as a workshop. Students are required to fulfill assignments on specific aspects of craft, to analyze aesthetic strategies in selected short stories by published a...(read more) Blaise (Mukherjee), Bharati
Fall 2005

143B/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse

TTh 12:30-2

In this workshop/seminar, we will engage in hands-on investigations into a variety of possibilities inherent to poetic logic, and with an emphasis on inventions and experiments, we will attempt to employ those logics. Attention will also be paid to mo...(read more) Hejinian, Lyn
Hejinian, Lyn
Fall 2005

143B/2

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse

TTh 2-3:30

"In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore the fundamental options for writing poetry today--aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; short & long-lined poems...(read more) Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Fall 2005

143B/3

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse

Tues. 3:30-6:30

The advanced workshop in poetry will give students the opportunity to learn about their own capabilities as writers. We will stress poetry as an art of composition in language that differs from other uses of language (journal writing, letter writing, ...(read more) McMorris, Mark
Fall 2005

143N/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Prose Nonfiction

TTh 3:30-5

"This course concentrates on the practice of creative non-fiction, particularly on the writing of the personal essay. Students are required to fulfill specific assignments and to write approximately 45 pages of non-fictional narrative.



...(read more)
Blaise (Mukherjee), Bharati
Fall 2005

243A/1

Graduate Course:
Fiction Writing Workshop

TTh 11-12:30

This is a graduate level workshop course in writing fiction, intended for students who have already achieved the basic skills of characterization, plotting, etc. Qualified undergrad-uates will be eligible. This course has no prerequisites, but I'll ex...(read more) Loewinsohn, Ron
Loewinsohn, Ron
Spring 2005

43B/1

Lower Division Coursework:
Introduction to the Writing of Verse

MW 1:30-3

"In this workshop, we will analyze and experiment with archaic through current modes of writing in verse. We will develop and discuss a substantial number of poems over the course of the semester: approximately one a week. On the premise that creative...(read more) Scappettone, Jennifer
Spring 2005

143A/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Short Fiction

W 3-6

"A short fiction workshop open to students from any department. Students will write three short stories, 10-20 pages in length. Each week, students will also turn in one-page written critiques of student stories being workshopped as well as a 2-page j...(read more) Farber, Thomas
Farber, Thomas
Spring 2005

143B/2

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse

TTh 11-12:30

In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore the fundamental options for writing poetry today -- aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; short & long-lined poem...(read more) Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Spring 2005

243A/1

Graduate Course:
Fiction Writing Workshop

TTh 11-12:30

This is a graduate level workshop course in writing fiction, intended for students who have already achieved the basic skills of characterization, plotting, etc. Qualified undergrad-uates will be eligible. This course has no prerequisites, but I'll ex...(read more) Loewinsohn, Ron
Loewinsohn, Ron
Fall 2004

43A/1

Lower Division Coursework:
Introduction to the Writing of Short Fiction

MW 9:30-11

In this course the elements of fiction will be practiced and discussed. Students will be expected to complete at least two short stories during the semester. This work will be edited and criticized by the instructor and the class. The class will also ...(read more) Reed, Ishmael S.
Reed, Ishmael
Fall 2004

143A/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Short Fiction

MW 2:30-4

This is an advanced workshop course in writing fiction, intended for students who are already pretty experienced with the basic skills of characterization, plotting, etc. This course has no prerequisites, but a knowledge of the critical vocabulary we ...(read more) Loewinsohn, Ron
Loewinsohn, Ron
Fall 2004

143B/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse

MW 10-12

"In this course you will conduct a progressive series of experiments in which you will explore the fundamental options for writing poetry today--aperture, partition, closure; rhythmic sound patterning; sentence & line; stanza; short & long-lined poems...(read more) Shoptaw, John
Shoptaw, John
Fall 2004

143B/2

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse

TTh 5-6:30

This workshop is for those who love to read and write poetry and who wish to continue the serious study and practice of poetics. Although much of our time will be spent discussing student poems, we'll also analyze poetry and essays on poetics from two...(read more) Fulton, Alice
Fall 2004

143B/3

Upper Division Coursework:
Verse

Thurs. 3:30-6:30 P.M.

The purpose of this class will be to produce a mobile, surprising, unfinished language in which to treat poetry. Writing poems will be a part of this task, but only a part. There will also be a modest amount of critical writing, short written commenta...(read more) O'Brien, Geoffrey G.
O'Brien, Geoffrey
Fall 2004

143N/2

Upper Division Coursework:
Prose Nonfiction

TTh 3:30-5

"This class will concentrate on the art and craft of the personal essay. Students will complete three short writing assignments and two new essays. We will discuss the essays in the assigned anthology as well as students? work.



To be co...(read more)
Kleege, Georgina
Kleege, Georgina
Fall 2004

143T/1

Upper Division Coursework:
Poetry Translation Workshop

TTh 9:30-11

"This is a workshop for the translation of poetry. Translators are expected to share their work and to participate in the criticism of the work of others. Discussion will range from the larger problems of the possibility of translation to the particul...(read more) Hass, Robert L.
Hass, Robert