Spring 2018 Courses
All students majoring in English must complete a senior seminar course as a capstone to the major.
Eng 412a (S): Seminar: Researched Narratives: Nonfiction and Journalism (Professor Autman)
Students will be able to write various permutations of nonfiction, including memoir, essay forms and literary journalism. Researched-based short stories or novellas in the spirit of John Keene’s Counternarratives are possible based on the topic and subject to approval. Research is key. Fiction students are welcome. We will start the semester with a series of readings and short writing assignments, exploring various forms of creative nonfiction, literary reportage, and fiction with an eye on exploring forms for the final projects which will range between 30 -75 pages. Every student will have include a note or bibliography quantifying research methods.
Eng 412b (S): Seminar: Creative Nonfiction and Fiction (Professor Schwipps)
Eng 412c (S): Seminar: Poetry and Fiction (Professor Gloria)
This capstone course will examine both fictive and poetic devices in writing original work either in poetry or fiction. A significant task of this seminar is to create a thematized body of work showcasing the student’s attention to the art and craft of their chosen genre.
Eng 451a (S): Seminar (Professor Flury)