Craft of Critical Writing
This seminar is intended for literature students at all stages of the dissertation writing process, from developing a prospectus to completing the dissertation and preparing a chapter for publication as a scholarly article. We will work against the isolation and competitiveness that often characterize this process and develop best strategies and habits for clear, forceful, and engaging writing. The vast majority of our time will be spent discussing the written work of the seminar members. We will also read and discuss critical articles and literary texts that are pertinent to the dissertation project of each member. Our aim is to provide detailed and supportive feedback and a collaborative intellectual community.
Enrollment limited to 15. Priority will be given to dissertation-stage students in Comparative Literature and Near Eastern Studies.