Writing 2292F: Carved in Bark and Stone: Writing Nature
In this course, students will explore and practice writing in differenct genres related to nature writing. Poetry, travelogues, manifestos, and exposés: albeit in radically different ways, all have been used to express natural sentiments. We will try our hand at these and other expressive modes to explore the many ways that nature can be articulated.
Writing 2293G: The Yellow Brick Road: Fantasy Fiction
This coursed is for students who wish to create their own fantasy short fictions, inspired and guided by their previous study of the field as literature. Highly recommentded is the pairing of this second-term-course with first-term course English 2072F: Speculative Fiction: Fastasy.
Writing 2294G: Hitting the Right Notes: Lyric Writing
This course introduces students to the basics of effective lyric writing in several genres using tools such as prosody, sensory images, repetition, fictional persona, and narrative forms. After analyzing the work of accomplished songwriters, students will workshop their own lyrics while building towards a thematically coherent final project.
Writing 2296F: Queer Writing
Looking at contemporary and historical literary expressions of queer identity, we will start by attempting to define what “queer writing” means. Then, through discussion, experimentation with different writing styles, and workshops, we will explore meaningful ways to communicate "queerness" in our own writing.