Creative Writing Courses

All Creative Writing courses require an application. You may only apply to one course per semester. The spring application deadline for fall 2015 courses has passed. The class of 2019 can apply for reserved freshmen seats in all introductory courses beginning in August. Upperclassmen who missed the spring deadline can also apply, but their applications will be weighed against any students remaining on the wait lists.

Literary Translation

CWR 205 · Fall 2015

C01 · Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Instructors: Idra Novey

Practice in the translation of literary works from another language into English supplemented by the reading and analysis of standard works.

Advanced Poetry

CWR 301 · Fall 2015

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Paul Muldoon · Monica Youn

Advanced practice in the original composition of poetry for discussion in regularly scheduled workshop meetings.

Advanced Literary Translation

CWR 305 / COM 355 · Fall 2015

C01 · Thursdays, 1:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Instructors: Idra Novey

Advanced practice in the translation of literary works from another language into English supplemented by the reading and analysis of standard works.

Special Topics in Creative Writing: The Art of Rewriting

CWR 345 · Fall 2015

C01 · Tuesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Instructors: Hanna Pylväinen

This course tackles revision through workshops in which students are asked to re-write stories. Ideal for students who want to write a fiction thesis, or for students who are serious about producing publishable work.

Advanced Screenwriting: Writing for Television

CWR 405 / VIS 405 · Fall 2015

C01 · Fridays, 1:30 - 3:50 p.m.

Instructors: Staff

This advanced screenwriting course will introduce students to the post 1990's "golden age of television" and outline the differences between writing for film and a scripted TV series.

Notes on Color

VIS 441 / CWR 441 / THR 441 · Fall 2015

S01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: James Welling

This seminar will explore the idea of color through a wide range of scientific, philosophical and aesthetic theories.

Introduction to Screenwriting: Adaptation

CWR 448 / VIS 448 · Fall 2015

C01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Christina Lazaridi

This course will introduce students to screenwriting adaptation techniques, focusing primarily on the challenges of adapting “true stories” pulled from various non-fiction sources.