LLSW

4010

Advanced Non-Fiction

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Literary Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Advanced Non-Fiction

Spring 2023

Taught By: Elizabeth Kendall

Section: A

CRN: 1832

Credits: 4

In this workshop course focusing on expressive nonfiction, students will explore how to craft nonfiction narratives of varying lengths from a half-formed idea or impulse. The focus will be twofold: first to generate ideas for pieces based on individual interests, with some suggestions, then to work with different scales and narrative strategies. (This kind of work might also serve as preparation for the Capstone.) Building on the elements of craft students have already explored at earlier levels (language, structure, research, revision), students will develop short and more extended pieces over the semester. Readings will cover a range of nonfiction narratives and writers’ reflections that serve as models of creative problem solving. Throughout the semester, we will grapple with a perennial writer’s question: I have an idea – now what do I do with it? Must be enrolled in one of the following Classifications: Junior, Fifth Year or Senior. Pre-req of LLSW 3510 Intermediate Non-fiction minimum grade of C.

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 (LLST)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: N/A
Online Withdrawal Deadline: N/A

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: 6:18pm 7/4/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/11/2023

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: November 20, 2022 (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: 6:18pm 7/4/2022 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 2:00pm - 3:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/30/2022 - 12/15/2022