Fall 2023

Hybrid Forms

Listed in: English, as ENGL-219


Dennis James Sweeney (Section 01)


This creative writing course explores hybrid and cross-genre literature as an alternative to the categories of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. What happens when we write creatively in a form that falls between genres? How do we categorize our writing, and how does our writing exceed categorization? Through reading and workshops that will encourage exploration, experimentation, and vulnerability, we will develop our own personal approaches to hybridity. Writers in the earliest stages of their engagement with creative writing are welcome, as well as writers who are seeking to hone their ongoing writing and their possible senior projects.

Limited to 15 students. Admission with consent of the instructor. Fall semester. Lecturer Sweeney.

How to handle overenrollment: The instructor will seek to achieve representative equity (majors, class years.).

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Emphasis on written work, reading, group discussion, small- and large-group workshops of peer writing.

ENGL 219 - LEC

Section 01
Tu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM CHAP 205


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2023