2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

ENGL 10414 The Structure and Theory of Creative Writing

An intermediate creative writing course that investigates the history and formative statements of creative writing through reading, writing, and discussion. Readings include theoretical essays regarding the purpose and role of the writer in society, the rhetoric of structure and major statements on the art. The specific contents of the course changes each time the course is offered. Course topics might include Poetic Forms, Prose Poetry, Critical Reading for Creative Writers, Writing the Natural World, Micro Fiction, Lyric Essays, Personal Reportage and Memoir. Students may repeat the course with a change in topic. Prerequisite: the relevant 300-level creative writing class or instructor permission.