Life Writing in Poetry & Prose

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Life Writing in Poetry & Prose

Fall 2022

Taught By: Laura Cronk

Section: A

CRN: 11979

Credits: 3

Scenes from memory, overheard conversations, to-do lists, letters and instant messages, all of these ephemera can be used to generate work in the tradition of Life Writing. Originally coined in the 1980’s to describe a feminist, documentary approach, we consider the term in this course as it applies to poets, playwrights, nonfiction and autobiographical fiction writers interested in radical, precise authenticity. Inspired by writers such as Audre Lorde, Maggie Nelson, Kim Ji-young, and Édouard Louis, students develop a documentary and journaling practice and develop material collected over the semester into a final project of poetry, prose, or hybrid genre work.É

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Writing Program (NWRW)

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: No

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: 10:34pm EST 11/30/2022

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 518

Date Range: 9/1/2022 - 12/15/2022

Days: Thursday

Times: 6:00pm - 7:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 404

Date Range: 11/3/2022 - 11/3/2022