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MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 55601
The Prose Collection:
David Sedaris

Instructor: Lisa Haag

Class Type: Literature

Course Description: This Prose Collection class will focus on two collections by David Sedaris, When You Are Engulfed in Flames and Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim. We will discuss and analyze each piece from a writer’s perspective, as well as addressing cohesiveness and the ordering of pieces in a collection. Students will also consider how their observations and insights can be applied to their own writing and a future collection. The Prose Collection is a literature/craft class; there is no workshop component.


Dress Your Family in Corduroy + Denim
David Sedaris
ISBN 9780316010795

When You are Engulfed in Flames
David Sedaris
ISBN 9780316154680

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301