ENG-4130 The Form and Theory of Nonfiction

3 credits

Prerequisite: ENG-1052. Recommended: at least one 3000-level writing course.

The structure and technique of creative essays are examined and analyzed, with stress on development and organization. Particular attention is paid to literary essays that have withstood the critical test of time and to modern essays that consciously strive to incorporate literary techniques. Discussion focuses on audience, allusion, research, patterns of development and organizing elements, as well as those literary techniques such as symbolism and irony that apply to non-fiction prose. (Fall semesters, odd years)