English Cihr. The I’s Have It: Writing and Reading the Personal Essay

Instructor: Michael Pollan
Terms: Fall Term

Wednesdays, 1-4 pm | Location: TBA

Enrollment: Limited to 12 students.

In this advanced workshop, we will read widely in the tradition that begins with Montaigne and write essays of our own in a variety of lengths and forms. A principal goal of the course will be to develop a voice on the page and learn how to deploy the first person, not merely as a means of self-expression but as a tool for telling a true story, conducting an inquiry or pressing an argument.

Supplemental Application Instructions: To apply, submit a brief sample of your writing in the first person along with a letter detailing your writing experience and reasons for wanting to take this course.

Apply via Submittable (by 11:59pm on 8/30, no exceptions)

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