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Living Writers

poster of living writers classENG 146 Living Writers

Read exciting contemporary works and meet the authors in this brand new four-credit-hour Gen ED (AL) class for Fall 2017.

How do living writers respond to contemporary culture?
How does contemporary literature engage with contemporary music, film, and politics?
What is literature for our time?

Living Writers is a course in contemporary writing and contemporary writers. You will read the work of contemporary writers including those selected for the term's Visiting Writers Series and write critical and creative responses. A unique feature of Living Writers is the opportunity to ask writers questions about their work and about their experiences as artists during lectures—each author will visit class for an extended Q&A with students. In addition to the course goals described below, one of the key issues to consider throughout the class is how the authors and their works both respond to and are products of contemporary culture, how these creations relate to contemporary music, film, politics, and/or other aspects of the time in which we live.



Fall 2017 Visiting Writers:

Julie Iromuanya
Yiyun Li
Ocean Vuong
Matthew Zapruder

ENG 146 Fall 2017 Schedule:

T 4-5:15 and 5:30-6:45 (discussion sections)
TH 4-5:15 (lecture, Jeff Parker)