Peter Wayne Moe
MWF 12:00-12:50 p.m.
A course in the “fourth genre,” as literary nonfiction is called. Drawing on its imaginative cousins — fiction, poetry, and drama — literary nonfiction applies those genres' techniques to treating the “real world.” It may tell “real” stories using devices found in the novel, describe actual things and events lyrically, or trace the arc of some critical moment in one's life the way theatre does. Students in this course will read four books of literary nonfiction while working the entire quarter on an essay of their own.