Creative Writing Courses

All Creative Writing courses require an application. You may only apply to one course per semester. Fall 2016 courses will be posted on March 31, 2016. Applications for fall courses will be due by midnight on April 17, 2016. Applicants will receive a decision by May 10, and will be able to enroll on TigerHub May 16 – 20.

Literary Translation

CWR 205 · Fall 2016

C01 · Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:50 am

Instructors: Jhumpa Lahiri

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

The Lyric Essay

CWR 212 · Fall 2016

C01 · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:20 pm

Instructors: Rebekah Rutkoff

This course is an introduction to the reading and writing of “the lyric essay,” a variety of non-fiction prose that refuses to obey the truth-telling, reality-capturing and argumentative priorities often associated with the essay.

Graphic Design

VIS 214 / ARC 214 / CWR 214 · Fall 2016

U01 · Friday, 11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. and 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Staff

This studio course will introduce students to the essential aspects and skills of graphic design, and will analyze and discuss the increasingly vital role that non-verbal, graphic information plays in all areas of professional life, from fine art and book design to social networking and the Internet.

Advanced Poetry

CWR 301 · Fall 2016

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: Michael Dickman · Susan Wheeler

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

Advanced Fiction

CWR 303 · Fall 2016

Multiple sections offered

Instructors: A.M. Homes

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

Advanced Literary Translation

CWR 305 / COM 355 · Fall 2016

C01 - Jhumpa Lahiri · Thursdays, 9:00 - 10:50 am

Instructors: Jhumpa Lahiri

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

Special Topics in Poetry: Race, Identity and Innovation

CWR 316 / AAS 336 / AMS 396 / LAO 316 · Fall 2016

C01 - Monica Youn · Wednesdays, 1:30 - 3:50 pm

Instructors: Monica Youn

This course explores works in which poets of color have treated racial identity as a means to destabilize literary ideals of beauty, mastery and the autonomy of the poetic text while at the same time engaging in groundbreaking poetic practices that subvert externally or internally constructed conceptions of identity or authenticity.

From Script to Screen

VIS 317 / CWR 317 · Fall 2016

C01 · Monday, 1:30 - 4:20 p.m.

Instructors: Afia Serena Nathaniel

This course will focus on the three major phases of cinematic storytelling: story development, principal photography, and post-production.

Advanced Screenwriting: Writing for Television

CWR 405 / VIS 405 · Fall 2016

C01 - TBD · Friday, 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.

Introduction to Screenwriting: Adaptation

CWR 448 / VIS 448 · Fall 2016

C01 - Christina Lazaridi · 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.