Creative Non-Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Creative Non-Fiction

Spring 2022

Taught By: Alexandra Chasin

Section: AX

CRN: 10847

Credits: 4

Though the genre is often associated with memoir and personal essay, in this course, we investigate modes of creative nonfiction that entertain the world as much as, or more than, the self. In sources that range from scholarly to anecdotal, from debates in literary discourse to news (mainstream, fake and otherwise); from ethnography to medical case history, we study such practices and concepts as: archive, document, knowledge, research, authority, appropriation, and more. The readings will spark a series of written exercises designed to expand the range of the genre, using the class as a laboratory space for generating creative nonfiction that represents the world, analyzes it, comments on it. The course is essentially meta-nonfiction. Written work is research based and may draw on previous work in students' majors. Accordingly, the course is intended primarily for advanced students who are not majoring in Literary Studies and works best when the class is composed of students majoring in multiple disciplines and interdisciplines. Note - This course is NOT a writing workshop; discussion focuses on assigned readings.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* 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: 11:53am 10/17/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/28/2022 - 5/13/2022