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ENGL 6002 Experimental Writing for Scholars (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Scholarly work doesn't always have to lead to the usual scholarly papers, articles, and books. The range of forms of writing available to us to present our research and the knowledge available in our fields extends well beyond these standard options. In this graduate-undergraduate course, we analyze and try out for ourselves a variety of alternatives presented to us by journalism, the essay, and other traditions: profile, op-ed, explainer piece, personal essay, review essay, in memoriam, anecdote, memoir, humor, and more. Our objective is to expand our repertoire of ways to write about what we learn and to expand the audience we reach. This is primarily a writing workshop, rather than a research-intensive course. In addition to writing and workshopping every week, we will read published examples of each of the genres we study and have class visits from experts who offer their own perspective on the rich variety of forms available to the scholarly writer.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Carlo Rotella

Prerequisites: None

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17