ENGL 452-01 – Advanced Creative Nonfiction Writing

Instructor: Prof. A. Sandosharaj

Meeting Times: TTh 12:30 – 1:45pm

Location: Car Barn 306

Section Description:

Essays by Modern American Masters In this course we will take deep dives into writing by great essayists. Instead of reading a wide variety of writers and subgenres, in this course we will explore a few writers in depth by examining what makes their writing both timeless and reflective of their zeitgeists. This will also allow us to trace some of the history of the modern essay in the American context . Students will read and write extensively, concluding the class with a final project that either reflects a creative risk/stance taken by one of the writers studied or reflexively profiles one (or more) of the writers studied.