Spring 2017

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ENGL 218-01 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Susan Perabo
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CRWR 218-01. An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.This course is cross-listed as CRWR 218.
1330:T   EASTC 312
ENGL 218-02 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Darrach Dolan, Sha'an Chilson
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CRWR 218-02. An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.This course is cross-listed as CRWR 218.
1330:W   EASTC 312
1330:W   EASTC 406
ENGL 218-03 Creative Writing: Poetry and Fiction
Instructor: Darrach Dolan
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CRWR 218-03. An introductory creative writing workshop in poetry and fiction.This course is cross-listed as CRWR 218.
1330:R   EASTC 107
ENGL 219-01 Creative Writing: Memoir/Essay
Instructor: Sharon O'Brien
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CRWR 219-01.In this course, we will learn how to transform life into art by taking what may seem personal materials the experiences of a life, or lives and shaping them aesthetically into narrative. Everyone has a story that only they can tell, writer Susan Monsky once said, and this is particularly relevant in a course that focuses on memoir and personal essay. Equally true is the fact that not everyone can tell her or his story well or effectively, in a way that will engage readers. The challenge of memoir is to draw on the raw material of life and transform it into art by finding the story that emerges and creating a narrative voice to tell that story. In this course we will both encourage the emergence of writers individual voices and work on the literary techniques (many of which are shared with fiction writers) that make memoir (and personal essay) a literary genre.We will be reading examples of memoir and personal essay; the heart of the course, however, is the workshop, where we will discuss each others writing and give suggestions for revision. Classes will include discussions of the reading, freewriting, and workshopping of student papers.
1330:W   EASTC 107
ENGL 219-02 Visual Poetry
Instructor: Carol Ann Johnston
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CRWR 219-02. 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.
1330:MR   EASTC 312
ENGL 418-01 Mixed Genre Workshop
Instructor: Susan Perabo
Course Description:
Cross-listed with CRWR 418-01. 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). This course is cross-listed as CRWR 418.
1330:M   EASTC 406