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Spring 2021  |  ENGW 8130 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Literary Nonfiction -- Narrative Challenges in the Memoir (65489)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits (8 Credits max.)
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
Completely Online
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2021 - 05/03/2021
Wed 03:35PM - 06:05PM
Off Campus
UMN REMOTE
Enrollment Status:
Open (6 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced workshop. Assignments in common and individual projects. prereq: dept consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65489/1213

Spring 2020  |  ENGW 8130 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Literary Nonfiction -- Research Techniques for Literary Nonfiction (65030)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2020 - 05/04/2020
Wed 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 207A
Enrollment Status:
Closed (10 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced workshop. Assignments in common and individual projects. prereq: dept consent
Class Notes:
Much of the richest contemporary nonfiction is informed by research--essays and memoir as much as literary journalism. In this seminar we'll explore research techniques that bring the broader world into personal stories, whether in the form of biology, history, genealogy, chemistry, photographs, or maps. We will visit the university archives, conduct interviews, untangle scientific research, learn to manage our piles of data and attempt to bend the information to our will. We will read model texts that are memoirs, essays, literary journalism, and hybrids. Finally, we'll discuss ways of incorporating facts without losing the scene, story, and individual voice that make literary nonfiction such a pleasure to read.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/65030/1203

Spring 2019  |  ENGW 8130 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Literary Nonfiction -- Fractured Autobiographies: Lyric or Personal Essay (64767)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2019 - 05/06/2019
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 216
Enrollment Status:
Open (8 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced workshop. Assignments in common and individual projects. prereq: dept consent
Class Notes:
This course studies the choices writers make between traditional personal essays and experimental non-fiction known as a lyric essay. Emphasis will be made on how autobiographical events and the life of the writer influence the form a non-fiction essay may take. A reading list of books of contemporary essays will be a major part of the course.
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/64767/1193

Spring 2018  |  ENGW 8130 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Literary Nonfiction -- Nonfiction as Witness (67124)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/16/2018 - 05/04/2018
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 202
Enrollment Status:
Open (9 of 10 seats filled)
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced workshop. Assignments in common and individual projects. prereq: dept consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kftodd+ENGW8130+Spring2018
Class Description:
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/67124/1183
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 April 2017

Spring 2017  |  ENGW 8130 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Literary Nonfiction -- Research Techniques for Literary Nonfiction (50240)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/17/2017 - 05/05/2017
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Folwell Hall 104
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced workshop. Assignments in common and individual projects. prereq: dept consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?kftodd+ENGW8130+Spring2017
Class Description:
Research Techniques for Literary Nonfiction:
Much of the richest contemporary nonfiction is informed by research--essays and memoir as much as literary journalism. In this seminar we'll explore research techniques that bring the broader world into personal stories, whether in the form of biology, history, genealogy, chemistry, photographs, or maps. We will visit the university archives, conduct interviews, untangle scientific research, learn to manage our piles of data and attempt to bend the information to our will. We will read model texts that are memoirs, essays, literary journalism, and hybrids. Finally, we'll discuss ways of incorporating facts without losing the scene, story, and individual voice that make literary nonfiction such a pleasure to read.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/50240/1173
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
7 September 2016

Spring 2016  |  ENGW 8130 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Literary Nonfiction -- Grief Memoirs and Humorous Reminiscence (50058)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/19/2016 - 05/06/2016
Thu 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 50
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced workshop. Assignments in common and individual projects. prereq: dept consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?vganesha+ENGW8130+Spring2016
Class Description:
Grief Memoirs and Humorous Reminiscence: Nonfiction is often at its most powerful when it acknowledges deep grief - or achieves deep humor. In this seminar, we'll read to see how memoirists handle both loss and levity. What patterns can we see in works that handle extremely sad material? How do writers excavate humor from ostensibly unfunny situations? How can we hit these emotional registers in our own work? We will think about why and how writers articulate intense experiences - and will also endeavor to analyze jokes without destroying them. Texts may include work by Elizabeth Alexander, Shalom Auslander, Elif Batuman, Alison Bechdel, Sonali Deraniyagala, Joan Didion, Nora Ephron, Roxane Gay, Leslie Jamison, Elizabeth McCracken, James Alan McPherson, Tig Notaro, Marjane Satrapi, David Sedaris, Gary Shteyngart, Sarah Vowell, and selected others. We will also read critical theory on humor writing, and watch some performance clips. This will be a combined seminar and writing workshop.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/50058/1163
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
4 November 2015

Spring 2015  |  ENGW 8130 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Literary Nonfiction (50088)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Topics Course
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/20/2015 - 05/08/2015
Tue 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Akerman Hall 227
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced workshop. Assignments in common and individual projects. prereq: dept consent
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/50088/1153

Spring 2014  |  ENGW 8130 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Literary Nonfiction (54929)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/21/2014 - 05/09/2014
Thu 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 50
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced workshop. Assignments in common and individual projects.
Class Notes:
The Researched Essay and Memoir
Class Description:
This course focuses on the reading and writing of researched non-fiction. These are essays and memoirs that often go outside of the immediate experiences and perceptions of the author and narrator to encompass the larger world. By stepping beyond the life of the writer, these essays and memoirs use history, culture, politics, travel, and the environment to build narratives from various points of view. We will study the difference between literary journalism and the researched personal essay. We will find effective ways of researching this kind of writing that lies outside of academic and scholarly texts. It is currently dominant in contemporary non-fiction and highly influential. We will read and discuss numerous books by some of today's leading writers in the field. Each student will be required to research, develop, and write two major essays.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/54929/1143
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 October 2013

Spring 2013  |  ENGW 8130 Section 001: Seminar: Writing of Literary Nonfiction (50037)

Instructor(s)
Patricia Francisco
Class Component:
Seminar
Credits:
4 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
Department Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
01/22/2013 - 05/10/2013
Thu 03:35PM - 06:05PM
UMTC, East Bank
Lind Hall 216
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Advanced workshop. Assignments in common and individual projects.
Class Notes:
Literary Memoir
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
https://bookstores.umn.edu/course-lookup/50037/1133

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