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ENGL 4860  THE MODERN FAMILIAR ESSAY (3 credits)

Students in this course will read as well as write the Modern Familiar Essay, a sub-genre of Creative Nonfiction, with an emphasis on writing the informal essay. Essays will represent a wide scope of perspectives and issues, including gender, social class, education, politics, culture, sexuality, health, race, and ethnicity, and will range from the the sixteenth century "inventor" of the modern essay to twenty-first century practitioners of the form. This course will also cover a wide range of sub-genres and stylistic forms, such as memoir, autobiography, flash, experimental, and more. (Cross-listed with ENGL 8866).

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): ENGL 2410 or ENGL 2110 or ENGL 3150 or instructor permission for Arts, 7-12; Secondary English, 7-12; and/or English as a Second Language, 7-12