Mar 22, 2023  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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ENG 568 - Contemporary Writers Colloquium

Mixed-genre writing workshop featuring a schedule of visiting writers. Students will read work by visiting writers, develop critical thinking about craft, view readings and craft talks, explore contemporary publishing issues, and write both analytical papers and creative work. May be repeated up to 20 credits. ENG 468 and ENG 568 are layered courses; a student may not receive credit for both.

Prerequisite: at least one of the following 400-level writing workshop classes: ENG 465 or ENG 464 or ENG 466.


Learner Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an engagement in scholarly discourse regarding forms and structures of creative writing (fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry).
  • Demonstrate the incorporation of critical mentoring and feedback into the revision  of creative writing.
  • Develop genre craft techniques to the creation of poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction.
  • Develop criteria to use in comparative analysis of contemporary creative writing.
  • Demonstrate an effective contribution to discussions of creative work-in-progress at an advanced level.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the publication process–from initial creation to manuscript submission. Graduate students will apply revision techniques at an advanced level.
  • Identify and analyze education and career options in creative writing.
  • Analyze literary readings by and prepare interview questions for visiting writers.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the contextualization of pieces of contemporary creative writing within current critical discourses and cultural contexts.

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