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Organization, Regulations, and Courses 2017-18

MALS 245 Non-Fiction - Personal Essay

This course on the personal essay concentrates, not surprisingly, on a highly individual point of view. The essay may include both narration and reflection, but it is generally limited in scope and focuses on a single impression or idea. Attention will be devoted to the complex, often ambiguous, nature of experience, and the use of reflection in making even the smallest observations memorable. We will emphasize the short form, though length is not built into the definition, and those who want to explore the longer essay will have an opportunity to do so. Class time will be devoted to both student and published work, the latter intended to offer a variety of approaches and goals.


Barbara Kreiger