Spring 2016

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENGL 218-01 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Adrienne Su
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1330:MR   BOSLER 310
ENGL 218-02 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Elise Levine
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1330:W   EASTC 312
ENGL 218-03 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Sha'an Chilson
Course Description:
An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.
1330:T   EASTC 107
ENGL 219-01 Creative Writing: Non-Fiction
Instructor: Rebekah Linh Collins
Course Description:
We will consider a variety of creative nonfiction texts including narrative and expository essays, literary journalism, travel writing, memoirs and autobiographies, documentary films, and oral stories. In addition to creative responses to these texts and critiques of peer writing, each student will complete several revised, polished, original works of creative nonfiction.
1030:TR   EASTC 312
ENGL 219-02 Visual Poetry
Instructor: Carol Ann Johnston
Course Description:
Poetry began as verse recited by bards and scops going from town to town entertaining crowds with history, myths of origin, hymns, and genealogy. Rhythmic and repeating language made poetry an important aid to memory before writing existed. When the German goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg introduced moveable type in 1440 Europe, the printing press could produce around 3500 pages per day, as opposed to the page or two produced by the scribe copying by hand. Mass printing of poetry transformed the focus of the genre. We will discover the myriad ways that poetry and print interact, including through typography, illustration, and design, by looking at artifacts such as broadsides, emblem books, and artists books; by reading scholars and theorists discussing the evolution of poetry and print; by writing and designing our own visual poetry. Prior experience writing poetry will be useful for students taking the class.
1500:MR   EASTC 406
ENGL 338-01 The Craft of Poetry
Instructor: Adrienne Su
Course Description:
Looking mainly at modern and contemporary poetry, we will examine poems from the point of view of the apprentice poet, trying to figure out how the masters did it, and what, specifically, makes a poem succeed. To do so, we'll think about poems in the context in which they were written and the possibilities the poet could have chosen (but did not). There will be a research paper. Among the likely poets: W. H. Auden, Henri Cole, Alan Dugan, Robert Frost, Louise Glck, Robert Hayden, Seamus Heaney, Maxine Kumin, Philip Larkin, Sylvia Plath, W. B. Yeats.Prerequisite: 101
1030:MWF   EASTC 300
ENGL 418-01 Mixed Genre Workshop
Instructor: Elise Levine
Course Description:
Capstone workshop for students minoring with an emphasis in poetry or fiction. Students will work in one genre of their choice. In exceptional cases, a student may work in both genres with permission of the instructor. Prerequisites: 101 and (317 or 319).
1330:M   EASTC 107