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ENGL 5575 Adv CNF: Writing Across Cultures (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Students will use creative non-fiction as a tool for cross-cultural inquiry by writing three substantial essays that explore the complexities of writing in a global context. Projects may include 1) The traveler’s experience–trying to decipher the unknown, writing as a traveling "I" and "eye" 2) A literary profile of an immigrant's cross-cultural experience 3) The writer as journalist-observer of a cross-cultural "pocket" in the Boston area. Texts will be drawn from memoir, anthropology and literary journalism. Students will do interviewing and reporting, as well as produce a steady stream of writing and revision about subjects they are excited to explore. This course may be of particular interest to students with international backgrounds, Global Studies/International Studies majors/minors, and/or study abroad experience. Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat will visit our class.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Elizabeth Graver

Prerequisites: None

Cross listed with:

Comments: Interested students should have taken a previous Boston College writing workshop (beyond FWS) or have equivalent writing experience.


Last Updated: 05-May-15