ENGL 623 (01) - Creative Nonfiction

Creative Nonfic/DigitalWriting

Durham   Liberal Arts :: English
Credits: 4.0
Term: Spring 2022 - Full Term (01/25/2022 - 05/09/2022)
Grade Mode: Letter Grading
Class Size:   14  
CRN: 51217
Intensive writing course emphasizing the blend of basic elements that constitute creative nonfiction: research, observation, and personal experience. Also readings and discussion of some of the best published creative nonfiction. Prereq: ENGL 501, 526, 527 or permission of the instructor. May be taken more than once for credit, recommended with two different instructors.
See instructor for permission then sign up in the dept office before registering through WEBCAT.
Repeat Rule: May be repeated for a maximum of 8 credits.
Attributes: Writing Intensive Course
Instructors: Melinda White

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
1/25/2022 5/9/2022 TR 2:10pm - 3:30pm HS 336
Additional Course Details: 

Intermediate creative nonfiction, this course will be focused on reading and responding to engaging works of creative nonfiction in multiple media, as well as composing and workshop for your own multimodal writing. We will cover traditional nonfiction elements such as sensory details, narrative, and expressing our place in time and space, while also including audio, visual and interactive text to engage readers. Like an artist’s paintbrush, the computer can be a creative tool in the writing process. Exploring methods, forms, and functions of works of both print and digital nonfiction will provide students with context and the foundational skills to express themselves through multimedia writing projects such as print, timeline, audio, visual, & immersive multimedia essays. Writers will become composers, telling their stories with digital media.  

This digital section aims to expand on the genre & multiple forms of creative nonfiction while also encouraging you, as writers, to think outside the box and consider new forms of writing, both through the course readings and your own writing. Observe and explore the world around you and always listen to your broccoli. 

In Spring 2022 this course fulfills a DH [Digital Humanities] requirement for English:TBD majors.