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Introduction Non-Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Intro Non-Fiction

Spring 2020

Taught By: Dianca Potts

Section: A

CRN: 1568

Credits: 4

In the introductory class students explore a range of contemporary nonfiction styles and narrative strategies, focusing on elements of craft while learning how to choose a subject, structure a piece, workshop and revise. Attention is paid to developing one’s individual voice and basic skills (some of them involving reportage and research). Nonfiction students may (depending on the instructor) write in a variety of modes – creative nonfiction, essays, memoir, poetic texts, cultural critiques, or hybrid work that can’t easily be categorized. Students will read provocative nonfiction works throughout the semester. No prerequisites.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:36pm 11/22/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/11/2020

Intro Non-Fiction

Spring 2020

Taught By: Colette Brooks

Section: B

CRN: 1569

Credits: 4

In the introductory class students explore a range of contemporary nonfiction styles and narrative strategies, focusing on elements of craft while learning how to choose a subject, structure a piece, workshop and revise. Attention is paid to developing one’s individual voice and basic skills (some of them involving reportage and research). Nonfiction students may (depending on the instructor) write in a variety of modes – creative nonfiction, essays, memoir, poetic texts, cultural critiques, or hybrid work that can’t easily be categorized. Students will read provocative nonfiction works throughout the semester. No prerequisites.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:36pm 11/22/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 12:00pm - 1:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/7/2020

Intro Non-Fiction

Fall 2019

Taught By: Colette Brooks

Section: A

CRN: 1599

Credits: 4

In the introductory class students explore a range of contemporary nonfiction styles and narrative strategies, focusing on elements of craft while learning how to choose a subject, structure a piece, workshop and revise. Attention is paid to developing one’s individual voice and basic skills (some of them involving reportage and research). Nonfiction students may (depending on the instructor) write in a variety of modes – creative nonfiction, essays, memoir, poetic texts, cultural critiques, or hybrid work that can’t easily be categorized. Students will read provocative nonfiction works throughout the semester. No prerequisites.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:36pm 11/22/2019 EST

Intro Non-Fiction

Fall 2019

Taught By: Yahdon Israel

Section: B

CRN: 3250

Credits: 4

There are facts and events that seem “true” and indisputable. But in terms of Nonfiction, those facts and events don’t exist, or don’t have any meaning, until the writer interacts with them and arranges them in some narrative order. Fact and alchemy: the process of changing supposed facts into an accessible sequence of narrative. Many impulses lead to such an interaction between the writer and the “facts,” starting with the simple impulse to communicate something about one’s life to another person, moving on to the special experience of becoming a solo (traveling) psyche in an encounter with a part of the world that isn’t home; the need to remember one’s earlier life that serves (in memory) as a sort of home; turn one’s lens to the natural world that is our common, primal “home;” observe and find out something about one’s daily life in the present; tell the story of someone else’s past (via research!), or reflect on other people’s cultural constructions of the world (expressed in writing or other media)... Students in this course will encounter a number of different writerly approaches to the elusive nonfictional “facts,” through the work of such writers as Madame de Sevigne, Osip Mandelstam, Elizabeth Bishop, Alison Bechdel, Mary Austin, Italo Calvino, Vladimir Nabokov. They will get a chance, as well, in course assignments, to try out many of these approaches for themselves.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 3:36pm 11/22/2019 EST