ENGL 132 Word and Sound

This writing-intensive course examines how creative writers often manipulate sound patterns to capture our attention; through critical and creative assignments, it explores the rhetorical and emotional impact of the sounds of words, as well as other sounds found in and out of language. Students will study the play and purpose of sound in artistic texts and create original works utilizing sound for expressive and/or persuasive purposes. Examples may include song lyrics, spoken word, poems for page and/or performance, advertisements, musicals, oratory, and experimental traditions.




Every other year