LLSW
3510

Intermediate Non-Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Intermediate Non-Fiction
Fall 2023
Taught By: Ricky Tucker
Section: A

CRN: 2180

Credits: 4

In this intermediate-level course, students will expand their understanding of nonfictional forms, delving into a range of contemporary styles and strategies, thereby dissolving literary barriers, and exploring the intersections of the personal narrative, art criticism, memory, the argumentative essay, the art of the interview, letter writing, collective and artist manifestos, narrative poems, and more. Each student will workshop a single piece of nonfiction twice, polishing it throughout the semester, and readying it for publication. Attention is paid to honing one’s individual voice and point of view (some of them involving reportage and research). Students will read provocative, bold and form-defying nonfiction works throughout the semester , including works by James Baldwin, Greil Marcus, bell hooks, John Waters, Lynne Tillman, David Wojnarowicz, David Byrne, Toni Morrison, Art Spiegelman and more.

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: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

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: 10:38am EST 2/29/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Monday, Wednesday
Times: 10:00am - 11:40am
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 617
Date Range: 8/28/2023 - 12/11/2023
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: 10:38am EST 2/29/2024

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