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ENGL 4534 Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Writing Across Cultures (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Using creative non-fiction as a tool for cross-cultural inquiry, students will write a number of brief pieces and three long essays. Among the topics we will examine are the immigrant experience, the traveler's experience, and the writer as journalist-observer of a cultural "pocket" that brings you into new terrain. We will engage with the complexities of writing about a culture foreign to you, as well as the complexities of writing about your own culture(s). Students will do research, interviewing and reporting. Readings include work by Anne Fadiman, Darcy Frey, Andre Aciman, Jamaica Kincaid, Adrien LeBlanc, and Ruth Behar.


Instructor(s): Elizabeth Graver

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13