Offerings By Semester

« Fall 2018 Winter 2019 Spring 2019 »

CRWR0185A-W19

Cross-Listed As:
EDST0185A-W19

CRN: 11316

Writing for Children
Please register via EDST 0185A
Writing for Children and Young Adults
This course is an introduction to writing for children and young adults through analysis of model short fiction and novels, and regular discussion of student writing. We will focus on craft and form with particular attention to the demands of writing for a young audience. Emphasis will be on composition and revision. 3 hrs. lect.

CRWR0318A-W19

Cross-Listed As:
THEA0318A-W19

CRN: 11516

Playwriting II: Advanced
Please register via THEA 0318A
Playwriting II: Advanced
For students with experience writing short scripts or stories, this workshop will provide a support structure in which to write a full-length stage play. We will begin with extended free and guided writing exercises intended to help students write spontaneously and with commitment. Class discussions will explore scene construction, story structure, and the development of character arc. (ENAM 0170 or THEA 0218 or ENAM/THEA 0240; by approval) (Formerly THEA/ENAM 0318) 2 1/2 hrs. lect./individual labs

CRWR0560A-W19

CRN: 10950

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560B-W19

CRN: 10951

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560C-W19

CRN: 10952

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560E-W19

CRN: 10954

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560F-W19

CRN: 10955

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560G-W19

CRN: 10956

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560H-W19

CRN: 10957

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560I-W19

CRN: 11022

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560J-W19

CRN: 11024

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560K-W19

CRN: 11030

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560L-W19

CRN: 11283

Special Project: Writing
Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR1005A-W19

CRN: 11061

Adventure Writing
Adventure Writing & Digital Storytelling
In this class we will explore the adventure narrative in the digital age. Equipped with laptop, camera, audio recorder, and/or video camera—the tools of today's investigative journalists--students will undertake their own adventure in the Middlebury area (anything from dog sledding to ice-fishing on Lake Champlain), then sharpen their skills as writers, focusing on setting, character, history, and narrative thread. In addition to blogs and essays from Outside Magazine, we will read from adventure books such as Joe Kane’s Running the Amazon and Joan Didion’s Salvador, and write in the adventure-travel genre, incorporating interviews, photos, audio, and video files in the final writing project. (Students will need a laptop, camera, and a small hard drive to house Final Cut Pro files for video editing. This course can count as an introductory CRWR workshop. (Approval required; please complete an application form available on the following website: http://www.middlebury.edu/academics/enam/resources/forms). Not open to students who have taken INTD 1105.

CRWR1007A-W19

CRN: 11352

Writing Audio Fiction
From Page to Podcast: Writing Audio Fiction
This course will have students writing short fiction, which will then be produced for podcast in collaboration with students in From Page to Podcast: Producing Audio Fiction. In the first half of the course, we will discuss craft through assigned readings and lecture, and students will present work for peer critique. Writers will then be paired with production students. Students can expect to gain skills applicable to a writer's life (e.g., working with an editor, giving a public reading, choosing an excerpt). Students will complete the term with a finished story—both on the page and in podcast.

CRWR1008A-W19

CRN: 11476

Writing Powerful Fiction
Writing Powerful Fiction
Every work of fiction employs an implicit speaker, an invented persona independent from the author behind the tale. In this course, students will learn to increase the power of their fiction and release new possibilities by focusing on the building of a strong narrator, perhaps the most crucial tool in a writer’s craft arsenal. We’ll imitate, we’ll play, we’ll create new work. The focus will be on first-person writing but we’ll discuss the third person as well. There will be short writing assignments and an accompanying syllabus of short stories and novel excerpts for study and discussion. (Students must have taken one CRWR 01XX level course)

ENAM0267A-W19

CRN: 11444

Kazuo Ishiguro
Kazuo Ishiguro
Winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature, Kazuo Ishiguro is among the most influential and celebrated of contemporary writers. In novels like Remains of the Day and Never Let Me Go, Ishiguro gives shape to today’s most pressing questions: about work and workers, the difficulties of intimacy and caring, the political consequences of historical perspective, and the ethical dilemmas facing scientists and educators. Moving between Europe and Asia, his novels also address the complex negotiation of cultural difference in a globalized world. We will explore his major works in great depth, supplementing our literary investigation with materials from other disciplines. (Diversity)

ENAM0500A-W19

CRN: 10530

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500B-W19

CRN: 10531

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500C-W19

CRN: 10532

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500D-W19

CRN: 10533

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500E-W19

CRN: 10534

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500F-W19

CRN: 10535

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500G-W19

CRN: 10536

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500H-W19

CRN: 10537

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500I-W19

CRN: 10538

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500J-W19

CRN: 10539

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500K-W19

CRN: 10540

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500L-W19

CRN: 10541

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500M-W19

CRN: 10542

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500N-W19

CRN: 10543

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500O-W19

CRN: 10544

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500P-W19

CRN: 10545

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Q-W19

CRN: 10546

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500R-W19

CRN: 10547

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500S-W19

CRN: 10548

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500T-W19

CRN: 10549

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500U-W19

CRN: 10550

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500V-W19

CRN: 10551

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500W-W19

CRN: 10552

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500X-W19

CRN: 10553

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Y-W19

CRN: 10554

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Z-W19

CRN: 10646

Special Project: Lit
Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM1003A-W19

CRN: 11321

Madame Bovary
Madame Bovary
Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary is widely regarded as the first “modern” novel and as one of the best novels ever written. First published in serial form in France in 1856, this story of a deeply dissatisfied provincial wife provoked a sensation, culminating in a spectacular state trial of author and publisher on charges of public immorality. Those events have long since faded into history, but the novel’s freshness, brilliance, psychological power, and literary influence can be felt to this day. In this course we will read the novel in two English translations, briefly review its historical and cultural context and its enduring literary heritage, and conclude with its most recent film adaptation, by Claude Chabrol (1991).

ENAM1033A-W19

CRN: 11479

Linked Short Stories
Linked Short Stories: Examining Classic and Contemporary short Story Collections
Short story collections often gain in richness and resonance when the stories they contain are linked—whether that linkage exists in terms of community, setting, central characters, or major events.  In this course we will read Sherwood Anderson’s Winesburg, Ohio; Richard Ford’s Rock Springs; Elizabeth Strout’s Olive Kitteridge; Alice Munro’s The Beggar’s Maid; and Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried.  We will read to become experts in how individual stories are constructed and how they then build upon themselves.  Students will write two 7–8 page papers examining theme and technique.  As well, student will do some writing exercises that illuminate how these writers are achieving their effects.

ENAM1034A-W19

Cross-Listed As:
ENVS1034A-W19

CRN: 11470

African Environmental Works
African Environmental Writing, Photography, and Film
Concerned with social implications of environmental change, a burgeoning number of contemporary African photographers, filmmakers, and authors are challenging the public with social documents that protest ecologically destructive forms of neocolonial development. These works actively resist oppression, abuse, and conflagration of both the black body and the environment. Subverting the neocolonialist rhetoric and gaze, these creative practitioners complicate what it means to write about and look at those most affected by environmental injustices perpetrated by international and national actors. In this course we will view relevant photographs and films and read African environmental literature as sources of artistic and activist inspiration. Whilst reading, we will ask ourselves the hard questions of what to do with our own complicity when facing the role that the global north plays in the causation of environmental degradation and human suffering. Students will be expected to reflect upon how best to regard the pain of others in the Anthropocene, as well as upon how culture influences creative depictions of the Anthropocene. Seminar papers will address questions that arise from analyzing particular works. (Diversity)

Department of English & American Literatures

Axinn Center at Starr Library
15 Old Chapel Road
Middlebury College
Middlebury, VT 05753