WRTG 365 Form and Theory of Writing

Students will be required to explore issues of form and theory relevant to both poetry and prose and to write in both genres. Sample topics for poetry might be the implicit politics involved in writing in form in the 21st century, the complex issues surrounding the use of the lyric "I" in poetry, and the question of what different genres and modes of poetry can do (theorize, express, authenticate, narrate, etc.); sample topics for prose might include the distinctions that are made between genre and literary fiction, the question of what responsibilities, if any, a fiction writer has when he/she writes, and the sometimes complicated implications that point of view can have for narrative.




WRTG 260 or ENGL 260


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