Advanced Non-Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Advanced Non-Fiction
Fall 2022
Taught By: Elizabeth Kendall
Section: A

CRN: 3956

Credits: 4

ADVANCED NON-FICTION: CONSTRUCTING THE REAL. This advanced Non-Fiction course will serve as a meeting point between your pasts and futures as writers. You will take stock of your college writing and reading so far, and use earlier discoveries to push those experiences into new dimensions. You will produce, over the semester, three substantial (circa 10 pages) pieces of writing, which you will then subject to guided revisions. These pieces can serve as the bases for your final Capstone project - and/or future writing. You will also revisit the psychological and experiential impulses that led you to writing in the first place, and, through articles, essays, memoir fragments and experimental prose, explore other writers’ motivations to write, and their craft solutions. Exploration and risk-taking will be emphasized throughout the semester, along with a rigorous analysis of the craft displayed in your own and your peers’ writing, and in course readings.

Permission of the instructor will be required to register for this course after the first week of the semester.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Literary Studies (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (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: 6:26am EST 2/7/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday, Thursday
Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm
Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th
Room: 618
Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022