LLSW
3510

Intermediate Non-Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Intermediate Non-Fiction
Fall 2024
Taught By: Alison Kinney
Section: A

CRN: 2180

Credits: 4

How do we consistently discover and shape new narratives, and then do it all over again in revision? How can our writing benefit from reassessing and reaffirming our voices, languages, craft, and writing identities? This intermediate nonfiction workshop aims to practice practice. We’ll study the essential elements of creative nonfiction through the practices and provocations of a diverse set of working writers, styles, and genres—essay, academic writing, memoir, research, reporting, criticism, and lyricism. Workshop requires a rigorous level of participation and accountability; it also allows us to take risks with craft, inspiration, and our limitless capacity to grow as writers. This course aims to help us all think and write anew, and to welcome the enlargement, refinement, and transformation of our creative practices. We'll read work by authors such as Aisha Sabatini Sloan, Carmen Maria Machado, Tressie McMillan Cottom, and Orlando White.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2024 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:26am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: TBD
Room: TBD
Date Range: 8/26/2024 - 12/9/2024
Intermediate Non-fiction
Spring 2024
Taught By: Leora Fridman
Section: A

CRN: 1885

Credits: 4

In this intermediate-level course, students will expand their understanding of nonfictional forms and place their work in a current nonfiction landscape. Together we will explore the intersections of personal and critical nonfiction with a particular focus on hybrid and intergenre work that seeks to meet and reflect contemporary forms of attention, politics and relation. Each student will workshop two pieces of nonfiction, polishing their work throughout the semester along with their capacities for close reading, revision and peer feedback. Students will be empowered to facilitate feedback sessions honed to meet their projects' needs, informed by Felicia Rose Chavez's model of the Anti-Racist Writing Workshop. Students will finish the course with a refined sense of their own creative intentions, lineage and goals for the development of future work. In-class prompts and discussion will be guided by readings emphasizing the work of writers from historically marginalized groups. These may include but are not limited to Hanif Abdurraqib, Elissa Washuta, Julietta Singh, Larissa Pham, and T. Fleischmann.

After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LIT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 3:26am EDT 6/21/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 4:00pm - 5:40pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 612
Date Range: 1/22/2024 - 5/13/2024