21W.745 / SP.576J / WGS.576J Advanced Essay Workshop

Spring 2005

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Hand with pen writing on document. (Image courtesy of U.S. General Services Administration Web site.)

Course Highlights

This course features extensive writing and reading guides in the study materials section.

Course Description

This course is a workshop for advanced students with some experience in writing essays, nonfiction prose. Our focus will be negotiating and representing identities grounded in gender, race, class, nationality, sexuality, and other categories of identity, either our own or other's, in prose that is expository, exploratory, investigative, persuasive, lyrical, or incantatory. We will read nonfiction prose works by a wide array of writers who have used language to negotiate and represent aspects of identity and the ways the different determinants of identity intersect, compete, and cooperate.
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Prof. Rebecca Blevins Faery

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session