Jeanne D. Heuving
Study of special topics in interdisciplinary arts and sciences. Prerequisite: BIS 300.
ADVANCED CREATIVE WRITING OR LITERARY STUDIES COURSE We will explore: What is the relationship between a life and a writing? How do writers mine the place between life and writing? We will begin by reading several essays in which writers consider writing and a few literary texts in which writers take up diverse genres and innovative forms in order to write their lives. We will focus on the inevitable discontinuities between an actual life and a literary work and between different works by the same writer--in order to understand better the set of complex issues that arise for writers as they take up the challenge of literary writing.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
some lecture discussion small groups
In order to take this seminar as an advanced creative writing course, students are required to have successfully completed at least one creative writing course at UW Bothell. In some cases, students may be able to substitute BIS384, if their final project for this course is an autobiography or memoir. Students who wish to do their final project as a critical paper, in most cases, should have taken additional courses in CLA or AMS.
Class assignments and grading
Major project of Creative Writing with a minor project of a Critical Paper. Or Major project of Critical Paper with a minor project of Creative Writing Oral Presentation Journal keeping
course participation - 20 per cent presentation - 10 per cent major project - 50 per cent minor project - 20 per cent