Reading for Writers: Non-Fiction
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Literary Studies
Course Number: LLST 3016
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
This course studies the creative richness of the nonfiction literary narrative, focusing on close reading of nonfiction texts that employ language, imagery or striking conceptual strategies to achieve an expressive power usually associated with fiction. The class holds that many writers of literary nonfiction possess an voice that is singular and techniques of reporting that reveal the particularity of that voice. We will study a few classic texts as well as ones representing a variety of recent approaches to nonfiction among them Margo Jefferson, Lacy Johnson, Margaret Lazarus Dean, Robin Coste Lewis, and Lynne Tillman. Students will also do writing of their own.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions
Open to Undergraduate students.