Peter Lourie

Visiting Assistant Professor of English & American Literatures

 Monday and Wednesday 4:00-5:00 and by appointment



Course List: 

Courses offered in the past four years.
indicates offered in the current term
indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]

CRWR 0386 - Writing the Journey      

Writing the Journey
In this course we will write personal journey narratives that fuse objective observation and exposition with strong narrative and subjective experience. Readings will include works of literary travel writing including The Song Lines and The Snow Leopard, as well as the picaresque novel On the Road. We will also practice the travel article. For the final project students must write about a journey they plan and take during the semester, preferably during Spring Break. (ENAM/CRWR 0170) (or approval from instructor required; please apply online at or at the Department office) (Formerly ENAM 0386) 3 hrs. sem. ART CW LIT

Spring 2015

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CRWR 0560 - Special Project: Writing      

Special Project: Creative Writing
Approval Required.

Winter 2015, Spring 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Spring 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Spring 2019

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CRWR 1005 - 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: Not open to students who have taken INTD 1105. LIT WTR

Winter 2015, Winter 2016, Winter 2017, Winter 2018

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Department of English & American Literatures

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