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MFA Course Descriptions

IMF 58200
Contemporary Foundational Literature: Creative Nonfiction

Instructor: Lisa Haag

Class Type: Literature

Course Description:

This course is an intensive survey and analysis of foundational contemporary memoir and literary personal essay and its authors, including the study and practice of close-reading techniques. Authors studied will include emerging creative nonfiction writers currently publishing important works, as well as contemporary masters in the field of literary creative nonfiction, such as Karr, Didion, Wolff, and Angelou. This course is highly recommended for students declaring a Creative Nonfiction emphasis for the MFA in Writing degree.

Textbook:

Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to the Present 
Lex Williford (Editor), Michael Martone (Editor)
ISBN: 9781416531746

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