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Advanced Writing in Literature

Builds upon courses in the English major by focusing on writing about literature as a genre, a kind of writing that has its own history and set of styles and conventions. Analyzes a variety of strategies that readers, including published scholars, use in writing about literature. Examines how such strategies are shaped by different literary theories and approaches to texts, as well as by assumptions about what constitutes an argument and what is an appropriate persona or voice to adopt in literary studies. In a workshop setting, offers students an opportunity to evaluate a wide variety of sources and develop expertise in audience analysis, critical research, peer review, and revision.


  • Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges: Coll of Soc Sci & Humanities (SH).
  • Must be enrolled in one of the following Classes: Junior (JR); Senior (SR).
  • All others need to contact the English department.