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GRMN6640

The Art of Writing

The Art of Writing

3-week course from July 11 – July 29

Precise perception is perhaps the most important factor for a text’s success. This course will train our perception and attention to detail and will make us aware of our own talent and style in the area of (creative) writing. We will work with classic texts of different genres in order to analyze how these texts are “constructed” (perspective, choice of motifs, sound, etc.). Our observations in this area will inspire our own individual writing. Participants will learn the basics for composing reports (interview and investigation techniques, organization of material, etc.), portraits/characterizations (what characterizes a person?), and travel writings/travelogues (portrayal of landscapes and spaces). Based on this realistic and concrete foundation, we will be able to delve into creative and fictional prose. (1 unit)
Subject:
German
Department:
German
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Language & Stylistics

Sections

Summer 2011

GRMN6640A-L11 Lecture (Overath)

Summer 2010

GRMN6640A-L10 Lecture (Overath)

Summer 2007

GRMN6640A-L07 Lecture (Dirks)