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ENGL 4523 4th Genre: Contemporary American Creative Nonfiction (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

The "fourth genre" refers to works of nonfiction that contain literary features more commonly associated with fiction, poetry, and drama. We will examine a few pioneers of the form, including Woolf and Thoreau, but our study will focus primarily on subgenres of contemporary American creative nonfiction, including immersion journalism, memoir, lyric essay, and travel writing. Readings will include work by Wolfe, Didion, Talese, McPhee, Dillard, Kincaid, Spiegelman, and Slater.


Instructor(s): Lad Tobin

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 16-Jan-14