English Creative Writing Classes

First-time students, regardless of previous experience as writers, should enroll in 161.

We offer classes and workshops to hone your writing and editing skills, expand your knowledge of popular authors and genres, and explore Paris past and present through the well-crafted words of French and expat writers.Excellent preparation for writing at your internship site. You will consider the impact of history on content, voice, and creativity in works by authors such as Chaucer (The Canterbury Tales), Jonathan Swift (A Modest Proposal), Oscar Wilde (A Picture of Dorian Grey), and Virginia Woolf (To the Lighthouse). Students will explore a variety of styles by writing columns, human interest stories, and reviews. EN 205Visiting Writers Seminar: Fiction This analytical and creative writing course in fiction gives students the opportunity to meet with published writers at campus readings, as well as in classes.In addition to writing for, editing, and publishing the Pine Manor College Gator Gazette, students will compile a writing portfolio and create the concept for a magazine. Students meet in workshops to respond to one another’s writing. EN 206Creative Writing Develops the ability to write creatively in a variety of genres including fiction, poetry, and the personal essay. EN 207Visiting Writers Seminar: Poetry Gives students the opportunity to meet with published poets at campus readings, as well as in classes.In a workshop setting, students create a portfolio of their prose writing and an individual project of their own design. The workshop will focus on student work and established form, both from classic and emerging artists. EN 215Short Story Short fiction enables us to explore humanity and the world in under twenty pages.Prerequisites: EN102 (or ENH102), or instructor’s permission. In this course, students will advance their critical reading skills as they consider short stories written by both published authors and each other.This course examines diverse literary texts to explore attitudes toward women who break with convention.Are they bold pioneers, victims of gender stereotypes, immoral, or some combination of all three? This course may be used towards a Women’s Studies Minor.EN/TH 217Shakespeare IIA survey of Shakespeare’s work, wherein students integrate the study of literature, theatre and performance into their understanding of selected plays.Students will read 4-5 plays over the course of the semester, including at least one comedy and one tragedy. Prerequisite: EN102 or permission of the instructor. EN 221 The Poet in the World This course focuses on the work of Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes, Anne Sexton, and Audre Lourde in a social context in order to gain a fuller appreciation of their work. EN 223Bad Girls and Wild Women: Images of Female Transgression in Literature Starting with Eve, women have been portrayed as both submissive and transgressive.This writing-intensive course requires a minimum of four essays with revisions, weekly response papers, and a final essay exam. EN 226/326 Women¹s Lives in Film and Fiction This course studies novels about women¹s lives and discusses major film versions of the fiction.Both the ³classics² ofwomen¹s literature and the modern-day concept of ³chick-lit² will be explored.

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