Styles of Academic and Professional Prose: Writing about Books In and Outside the Classroom

This course is for anyone who has ever had a favorite book and who would like to explore new ways to talk about that old favorite and more reasons to love it. Any and all kinds of books will do for our purposes. They don’t have to be fancy, don’t have to be fiction, don’t even have to be for grown-ups–they just have to be books you like thinking about. Assignments might include book blurbs, acknowledgements, forewords, afterwords, long-form reviews, Amazon reviews, personal essays, author profiles, interviews, and that old standby literary criticism.

Prerequisite: ENGL 114, 115, 120, or another writing-intensive course at Yale.

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MW 11:35-12:50