A final paper (3-5 pages) .Paper topic must relate to the course but is otherwise open; it may concern a single writer, a selection of writers, or a general writing topic that came out of course discussions (and references the semester’s readings). Not infrequently students find their own creative work affected by the writers they come into contact with in this course. Creative responses are permissible but must include a prose analysis of the relationship between your own new work and the aspect of your course experience that inspired the work. Students wishing to do a creative final project should touch base with Prof. Gelineau (in person or by e-mail) before proceeding.
Final papers must be typed. Should average 250 words per page (the average for double-spaced, normal margins, 12pt Times New Roman, no double spacing between paragraphs).
Letitia Moffitt & R. Flowers Rivera
Moffitt: SIDEWALK DANCING; TRACERivera: TROUBLING ACCENTS; HEATHEN
winner of the BU John Gardner Fiction Book Award for THE SORROW PROPER
winner of the BU Milt Kessler Poetry Book Award for THE EMPEROR OF WATER CLOCKS; has 17 other books including NEON VERNACULAR; WARHORSES; TABOO; PLEASURE DOME; TALKING DIRTY TO THE GODS; THIEVES OF PARADISE; THE CHAMELEON COUCH; and TESTIMONY: A TRIBUTE TO CHARLIE PARKER
SAME BLOOD; IN DARK WATER; WHEN YOU LIVE BY A RIVER
Maria Mazziotti Gillan
What Blooms In Winter, The Silence In the Empty House, The Place I Call Home , Ancestors’ Song,
Writing Poetry to Save Your Life: How to Find the Courage to Tell Your Stories