Life Writing in Poetry & Prose

Schools of Public Engagement: Writing Program

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Majors Only

Life Writing in Poetry & Prose

Fall 2021

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)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five 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: 4:56am 9/22/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 701

Date Range: 9/1/2021 - 12/8/2021