21W.743 Voice and Meaning: Speaking to Readers through Memoir, Fact, and Fiction


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Studies the meaning of various texts (fiction, nonfiction, poetry) through the chosen voice. Readings include Ian Frazier's "Hints From Heloise," Robert Hayden's "Middle Passage," E.L. Doctorow's "The Waterworks," and Susan Mitchell's "From The Journals Of The Frog Prince." Examines how writers of various backgrounds and in a variety of forms use everything from rhythm, syntax and line-breaks to lexicon in order to create character, time, and place. Seeks to ultimately understand how form functions not just as ornamentation, but as meaning. Limited to 18.

This class has no prerequisites.

21W.743 will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by Staff.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits.

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