Nov 18, 2019  
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ENGH 307 - Essays, Letters, Memoirs, and Meditations: Reading Nonfiction Prose

4 credits
In this course, students will explore various forms of the genre of nonfiction prose from letter to essay, travel writing to confessional, and memoir to meditation. The course provides an historical overview of the various forms and their emergence as an area of scholarly interest, and explores the ways nonfiction writers create narrative personae, subtly persuade readers to their perspective, and help to compose the identities of the peoples and cultures about whom they write. Authors may include Montaigne, Addison, Hazlitt, Butler, Steel, Johnson, Lamb, Emerson, Thoreau, Orwell, Mary Kingsley, D.H. Lawrence, Paul Theroux, Adrienne Rich, Joan Didion, Richard Rodriguez, Virginia Woolf, James Baldwin, and Bill Bryson. Prerequisite: ENGH 150  



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