Course Descriptions

ENG 4318

Advanced Creative Nonfiction

Tom Amorose

MWF 12:30-1:20 p.m.

The aim of this course is to deepen students’ knowledge of the “fourth genre” of creative nonfiction as a distinctive form of literature, and to enable students to distinguish it from other types of non-fiction prose (such as journalism and professional writing).

Other goals include learning to develop an awareness of some of the leading contemporary writers in this genre through course readings; enhancing the student’s ability to read and write this genre more critically and self-consciously; and clarifying the subgenres of this field, in particular memoir, literary journalism, and personal essay.

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