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(ENGL 319) Form and Craft of Literary Genres

A thorough study of certain issues in contemporary fiction, creative non-fiction, and/or poetry writing, exemplified in selected texts (stories, novels, essays, memoirs, poems), and studied in light of selected critical texts and instances of writers talking about their craft.

Credit Hours 3.0 Lecture
Prerequisite Pre- or corequisite: ENGL 318
Offered Spring
Programs English (BA), Creative Writing Minor

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon completing this course, students will be able to:

  1. Read, understand and appreciate a range of works in one genre of creative writing (fiction, or poetry, or creative nonfiction), as well as a corresponding range of texts by writers and critics addressing the craft, form and theory of the chosen genre.
  2. Compare and contrast various theories of form and genre and authorial approaches to craft/ process.
  3. Use theories of form and genre to analyze and understand the construction and effectiveness of literary works.
  4. Begin connecting and integrating theories of form, genre, and craft and form with their own writing and writing process.