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ENG 412

Seminar in Writing

This is an advanced creative writing workshop in which students design their own independent projects under the guidance of the instructor. Seminars generally explore a specific genre in depth. Prerequisite: senior classification and the successful completion of three courses in writing above the 100 level, two at the 300 level.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
Senior classification and the successful completion of three courses in writing above the 100 level, two at the 300 level. 1 course

Current Semester Information

Thomas Chiarella

412A: Sem:Truth:MostlyFiction

Senior Seminar:Truth: Mostly Fiction

The study of the intersection of two genres (fiction and non-fiction) and their particular relationship to truth, as in fidelity to fact, level of detail and the broad practice of storytelling, including a range of exercises and readings meant to explore various literary frauds (like, pseudo interviews), as well as artistic use of "found" texts. Final projects can be centered in one genre or the other, with subject matter open.