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CRWR0175A-W15

CRN: 11307

Structure of Poetry

The Structure of Poetry
This course is a workshop for beginning students in the field of creative writing. Students will read a selection of poems each week and write their own poems, producing a portfolio of their work at the end of the term. There will be an emphasis on revision. Students will be introduced to a range of forms as well, including prose poems, epistles, the tanka, the long poem, and the sonnet.

CRWR0380A-W15

CRN: 10996

Advanced Non-Fiction Workshop

Workshop: Nonfiction
In this course we will study and practice techniques of nonfiction writing through contemporary essay and narrative nonfiction workshops and readings in the contemporary essay. Class discussions will be based on student manuscripts and published model works. Emphasis will be placed on composition and revision. (ENAM 0170, 0175, or 0185) (Approval Required; please apply at the department office in Axinn) (formerly ENAM 0380)

CRWR0560A-W15

CRN: 10997

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560B-W15

CRN: 10998

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560C-W15

CRN: 10999

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560D-W15

CRN: 11000

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560E-W15

CRN: 11001

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560F-W15

CRN: 11002

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560G-W15

CRN: 11003

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560H-W15

CRN: 11004

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560I-W15

CRN: 11086

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560J-W15

CRN: 11089

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0560K-W15

CRN: 11097

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

CRWR0711A-W15

CRN: 11005

Senior Thesis: Creative Writ.

Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking two-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. (Formerly ENAM 0711)

CRWR0711B-W15

CRN: 11006

Senior Thesis: Creative Writ.

Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking two-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. (Formerly ENAM 0711)

CRWR0711E-W15

CRN: 11009

Senior Thesis: Creative Writ.

Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking two-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. (Formerly ENAM 0711)

CRWR0711F-W15

CRN: 11010

Senior Thesis: Creative Writ.

Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking two-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. (Formerly ENAM 0711)

CRWR0711G-W15

CRN: 11011

Senior Thesis: Creative Writ.

Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking two-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. (Formerly ENAM 0711)

CRWR0711H-W15

CRN: 11012

Senior Thesis: Creative Writ.

Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking two-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. (Formerly ENAM 0711)

CRWR0711I-W15

CRN: 11088

Senior Thesis: Creative Writ.

Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking two-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. (Formerly ENAM 0711)

CRWR0711J-W15

CRN: 11090

Senior Thesis: Creative Writ.

Senior Thesis: Creative Writing
Discussions, workshops, tutorials for those undertaking two-term projects in the writing of fiction, poetry, or creative nonfiction. (Formerly ENAM 0711)

CRWR1002A-W15

CRN: 11308

Reporting/Writing News

Reporting and Writing the News
Students in this course will conceive, report, write, edit, lay out, and produce a publication for distribution among the J-term community. In the process, students will learn how to evaluate “newsworthiness,” research story ideas, conduct interviews, and write fair, accurate, and engaging articles on deadline. Our classroom will simulate the fast-paced environment of a newsroom, with students assuming a variety of jobs and editorial beats. We will discuss the legal and ethical issues facing today’s journalists, as well as the impact of digital and social media on the news business. Readings will include The Elements of Journalism and Blur by Bill Kovach and Tom Rosenstiel, in addition to an assortment of exemplary articles. This course counts as Creative Writing elective credit.

CRWR1005A-W15

CRN: 11132

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 counts as a Creative Writing elective. (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.

ENAM0500A-W15

CRN: 10535

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500B-W15

CRN: 10536

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500C-W15

CRN: 10537

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500D-W15

CRN: 10538

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500E-W15

CRN: 10539

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500F-W15

CRN: 10540

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500G-W15

CRN: 10541

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500H-W15

CRN: 10542

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500L-W15

CRN: 10546

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500M-W15

CRN: 10547

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500N-W15

CRN: 10548

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500O-W15

CRN: 10549

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500P-W15

CRN: 10550

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Q-W15

CRN: 10551

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500S-W15

CRN: 10553

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500T-W15

CRN: 10554

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500V-W15

CRN: 10556

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500X-W15

CRN: 10558

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Y-W15

CRN: 10559

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0500Z-W15

CRN: 10676

Special Project: Lit

Special Project: Literature
Approval Required.

ENAM0560Z-W15

CRN: 10740

Special Project: Writing

Special Project: Creative Writing
(Approval Required)

ENAM1014A-W15

CRN: 11314

Poetry & Marine Environment

Poetry and the Marine Environment
In this course we will read and discuss Anglophone poetry about the sea, from the Old English poem The Seafarer to Derek Walcott’s The Sea is History. Our two main goals will be to investigate how poets imagine the marine environment and to bring multiple interpretive approaches to bear on literary texts from different regions and traditions. These approaches will include formal, contextual, and theoretical methods of inquiry. We will read poems by a diversity of poets, including John Masefield, Rudyard Kipling, Adrienne Rich, Derek Walcott, and Mary Oliver.

ENAM1022A-W15

Cross-Listed As:
LITS1022A-W15

CRN: 11320

Kafka and his Influence

Kafka and his Influence
This course is an intensive inquiry into the work and reach of Franz Kafka. In addition to reading his novels, his stories, his letters and diaries, and his aphorisms, we will take up some of the voluminous and often highly imaginative writings on Kafka, with an eye towards fashioning some ideas, and some writings, of our own. (This course is a junior/senior seminar for ENAM majors; others by instructor approval).

ENAM1023A-W15

Cross-Listed As:
FMMC1023A-W15

CRN: 11318

Cinema of William Wyler

The Cinema of William Wyler
Among the pantheon of classic Hollywood directors William Wyler occupies a highly honored position: his films have won more academy awards than those of any other director (3 times Best Director for himself), and they span an extraordinary range of genres—spectacle (Ben Hur), western (The Big Country), novel adaptation (Wuthering Heights), play adaptation (The Letter), romantic comedy (Roman Holiday), musical (Funny Girl), crime (Dead End), and especially, human drama (The Best Years of Our Lives, Friendly Persuasion). We will study these films as examples of imaginative visual storytelling and visual dramatization: how the camera behaves and how images are arranged as a sequence to create meaning and feeling. Wyler’s themes are many, but after his experiences in WWII, Wyler focused on the question of pacifism vs. the grounds that make war necessary, as well as the concomitant question of justice vs. revenge. Each of Wyler’s films represents a unique achievement in the art of cinema and in the art of acting.

ENAM1024A-W15

CRN: 11315

Legends of King Arthur

Legends of King Arthur (I)
In this course we will explore the development of Arthurian legend in medieval Britain up to the 15th century. Analyzing a range of primary materials, from cryptic fragments to polished masterpieces, we will trace early representations of Arthur’s kingship; the adventures of knights such as Lancelot and Gawain; and the politics of magic, forbidden love, and treason. How did Arthurian legend emerge from the matrix of historical fact, folklore, and imaginative fiction? What accounts for its cultural appeal as a means of defining the present by appropriating the past? Readings in modern English translation will convey the diverse linguistic traditions of medieval Britain as enriched by continental literary forms.

ENAM1025A-W15

CRN: 11316

Narrative Arcs of Immigration

Narrative Arcs of Immigration
In this course we will look at representations of the migrant experience in America. What does it mean to leave everything behind on the chance that you or your children might build better lives? What is lost and what is gained in that gamble? How do migrants make sense of their achievement and how is that leap in itself an achievement, regardless of outcome. We will address these questions through three primary texts: Richard Rodriguez’s Hunger of Memory, Dinaw Mengestu’s The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, and Abraham Verghese’s My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story. This course counts as elective credit toward the ENAM major.

ENAM1026A-W15

CRN: 11317

Literary Autobiography

Literary Autobiography and the Art of Self-Representation
Does autobiography reflect or construct identity? Is autobiography obliged to tell the truth? What formal structures and literary devices have writers used to represent themselves? In this course we will explore the art of self-representation. Along our path of inquiry we will encounter the regrets of St. Augustine, the wild extravagances of the sculptor Cellini, the "floating life" of Shen Fu, the moving narrative of Frederick Douglass, and Maggie Nelson's lyrical and experimental Bluets. In addition to writing short literary analyses of the readings, students will author their own autobiographical essay and critique it. This course counts as elective credit toward the ENAM major.