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ENGL 4553 Advanced Creative Nonfiction: Writing the Service Experience (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Can the service experience be accurately, compellingly, humanely articulated? This course invites students who have participated in service (local, domestic, and/or international) to recall and rewrite their experience, ever mindful of the traps of easy assumptions and condescension. Students will practice a range of techniques (descriptive writing, interviews, activist writing). We will read nonfiction writing about place and people (George Orwell to David Eggers; John Hersey to Nicole LeBlanc), and look to philosophical/theological texts for assistance and context. Students will leave the course with a portfolio of pieces about people, place, and service.


Instructor(s): Eileen Donovan-Kranz

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 07-Dec-13