Each creative writing course at Notre Dame is unique to the professor teaching the course. As such, there are no generic descriptions for creative writing courses at the university. Instead, we offer a variety of teaching methods and approaches to the subject which students may choose from in order to best fit their specific goals. Below are examples of the courses offered.

Spring 2017

ENGL 90011
Graduate Prose Workshop
Valerie Sayers
TR 12:30-1:45

Limited to students in the Creative Writing M.F.A. Program, the workshop's major emphasis is on analysis, criticism, and discussion of participants' fiction, nonfiction, and hybrid manuscripts. Assigned readings in contemporary prose further the discussion of literary movements, critical schools, and publishing realities, as well as the aesthetic and philosophical implications of genre, style, and subject.

ENGL 90031
Graduate Poetry Workshop
Johannes Göransson
T 6:30-9:15

This course is for candidates in the MFA program in poetry. The course places its main emphasis on student writing and will be run as a week-to-week workshop of student work. The objective of the course is to provide students with meaningful feedback on their work, as well as to build students' facility in the critical, constructive discussion of peer and published work. All other course activities, including readings, will vary from section to section.

ENGL 92011
Practicum: Literary Publishing
Joyelle McSweeney
M 11:00-12:15

A review of the current state of literary publishing in the U.S. and abroad.