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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 4860).

Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing and/or admittance to the Advanced Writing program