LLSW

3510

Intermediate Non-Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Intermediate Nonfiction

Spring 2020

Taught By: Alison Kinney

Section: A

CRN: 1885

Credits: 4

This intermediate workshop will deal with the essential elements of nonfiction writing – research, reporting, strategic choice of subject, expressive language, structure, the writer's presence in the piece. Students will read published pieces and write literary narratives of their own, beginning with short pieces and progressing to a more substantial work. Students will practice critical reading across a range of genres and periods—op-eds, reviews, personal essays, cultural and social criticism, reported stories. Students will identify and analyze key elements of literary nonfiction while articulating their intentions as writers. Students’ writing will be critiqued by peers in class on a rotating basis as they progress from short essays to a final sustained work (10-15 pages). Multiple drafts of the final project will be submitted for consideration in workshop and revised in light of constructive criticism from peers and the major themes and techniques of the course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 11:30am 8/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

Intermediate Non-Fiction

Fall 2019

Taught By: Amy Finnerty

Section: B

CRN: 2180

Credits: 4

This intermediate workshop will deal with the essential elements of nonfiction writing – research, reporting, strategic choice of subject, expressive language, structure, the writer's presence in the piece. Students will read published pieces and write literary narratives of their own, beginning with short pieces and progressing to a more substantial work. Students will practice critical reading across a range of genres and periods—op-eds, reviews, personal essays, cultural and social criticism, reported stories. Students will identify and analyze key elements of literary nonfiction while articulating their intentions as writers. Students’ writing will be critiqued by peers in class on a rotating basis as they progress from short essays to a final sustained work (10-15 pages). Multiple drafts of the final project will be submitted for consideration in workshop and revised in light of constructive criticism from peers and the major themes and techniques of the course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 11:26am 8/25/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm

Building: 6 East 16th Street

Room: 1104

Date Range: 8/27/2019 - 12/12/2019