|Semester and Year||SU 2011|
|Time||10:00 AM - 1:00 PM|
Session II: July 5-August 12.
Rather than focus on one genre in their reading and writing, student writing in this course will be inspired by a theme: the nature and meanings of romantic love as both private feeling and social ideology. Love has assumed an enormously important place in Western culture in the last two centuries, shaping expectations of what the good life should be, as well as evoking anxiety about how to achieve the fulfillment of that dream. Students will try varied forms of writing about romance in our modern world, such as writing about their own emotions and experiences, literary analysis, cultural observation, and opinion. Accordingly, our texts will likewise be diverse: memoir, letters and diaries; sociological studies of gender and romance; cultural theory about dating; and not least, film and magazine articles. Classes will be devoted to analyzing the texts to elicit ideas for writing, intensive workshopping of drafts in student groups, and personal conferences with the instructor.
Advanced Writing Courses (WRTNG-UG)