Upcoming
Courses

Upcoming
Courses

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Fall 2024
Courses

Registration for core NEOMFA courses (workshops, craft and theory courses, MFA literature courses, and the internship) will open on Monday, March 18 at 9:00 am.  See details on the NEOMFA registration page.

We will publish recommended electives and literature courses across all three universities, but this will not be an exhaustive list.

For the courses listed here, contact the name provided under the description to request a seat and, if required, complete a cross-registration form.

Multigenre

MFA Craft & Theory (Multigenre): Research [Full]
Instructor: Hilary Plum
Campus: Cleveland State University
Day & Time: Thursday 6:00 – 8:50 pm
Delivery Method: In-person
Course Number: ENG 615
Note: This course counts toward the Craft & Theory degree requirement in any genre. Readings will cover all four genres, and students can designate the genre for their course work.

This craft and theory seminar will include and support writing across genres. We’ll explore the role of research in the practice of creative writing and in contemporary literature in a global context. We’ll consider genres and modes including historical fiction, its conventions and responsibilities; documentary poetics; interviews and testimony within/as literary work; the incorporation of archival material; reportage and projects based in experience, witness, or performance; process as research; facticity, expertise, and authority in creative writing. We’ll read works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama (expect to read roughly 6–8 books in the semester, or the equivalent thereof in selections). We’ll discuss the strategies and practices writers use to perform research, and the diverse ways that literary writing is built on, or is, research. Expect to explore questions of objectivity, subjectivity, and doubling; representation, desire, and absence in the archive; erasure, palimpsest, and trace; collectivities, movements, and memory; alternative histories and presents; visions of historical selves and future modes of justice; the problems of personal and familial remembering. Participants will each pursue their own writing project(s), in the genre of their choice, informed by research and structured by an intentional research practice. A lot of different things will happen, sometimes at once. Readings are likely to include the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jeannie Vanasco, Peter Dimock, Salar Abdoh, Robin Coste Lewis, Ivan Vladislavic, Isabella Hammad, Sven Lindqvist, Don Mee Choi, Anna Deavere Smith, and/or others.
Contact for registration requests and questions: Hilary Plum, h.plum@csuohio.edu.

* This course is now full. Email Hilary Plum if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
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Fiction

MFA Craft & Theory (Multigenre): Research [Full]
Instructor: Hilary Plum
Campus: Cleveland State University
Day & Time: Thursday 6:00 – 8:50 pm
Delivery Method: In-person
Course Number: ENG 615
Note: This course counts toward the Craft & Theory degree requirement in any genre. Readings will cover all four genres, and students can designate the genre for their course work.

This craft and theory seminar will include and support writing across genres. We’ll explore the role of research in the practice of creative writing and in contemporary literature in a global context. We’ll consider genres and modes including historical fiction, its conventions and responsibilities; documentary poetics; interviews and testimony within/as literary work; the incorporation of archival material; reportage and projects based in experience, witness, or performance; process as research; facticity, expertise, and authority in creative writing. We’ll read works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama (expect to read roughly 6–8 books in the semester, or the equivalent thereof in selections). We’ll discuss the strategies and practices writers use to perform research, and the diverse ways that literary writing is built on, or is, research. Expect to explore questions of objectivity, subjectivity, and doubling; representation, desire, and absence in the archive; erasure, palimpsest, and trace; collectivities, movements, and memory; alternative histories and presents; visions of historical selves and future modes of justice; the problems of personal and familial remembering. Participants will each pursue their own writing project(s), in the genre of their choice, informed by research and structured by an intentional research practice. A lot of different things will happen, sometimes at once. Readings are likely to include the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jeannie Vanasco, Peter Dimock, Salar Abdoh, Robin Coste Lewis, Ivan Vladislavic, Isabella Hammad, Sven Lindqvist, Don Mee Choi, Anna Deavere Smith, and/or others.
Contact for registration requests and questions: Hilary Plum, h.plum@csuohio.edu.

* This course is now full. Email Hilary Plum if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
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Creative Nonfiction

MFA Craft & Theory (Multigenre): Research [Full]
Instructor: Hilary Plum
Campus: Cleveland State University
Day & Time: Thursday 6:00 – 8:50 pm
Delivery Method: In-person
Course Number: ENG 615
Note: This course counts toward the Craft & Theory degree requirement in any genre. Readings will cover all four genres, and students can designate the genre for their course work.

This craft and theory seminar will include and support writing across genres. We’ll explore the role of research in the practice of creative writing and in contemporary literature in a global context. We’ll consider genres and modes including historical fiction, its conventions and responsibilities; documentary poetics; interviews and testimony within/as literary work; the incorporation of archival material; reportage and projects based in experience, witness, or performance; process as research; facticity, expertise, and authority in creative writing. We’ll read works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama (expect to read roughly 6–8 books in the semester, or the equivalent thereof in selections). We’ll discuss the strategies and practices writers use to perform research, and the diverse ways that literary writing is built on, or is, research. Expect to explore questions of objectivity, subjectivity, and doubling; representation, desire, and absence in the archive; erasure, palimpsest, and trace; collectivities, movements, and memory; alternative histories and presents; visions of historical selves and future modes of justice; the problems of personal and familial remembering. Participants will each pursue their own writing project(s), in the genre of their choice, informed by research and structured by an intentional research practice. A lot of different things will happen, sometimes at once. Readings are likely to include the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jeannie Vanasco, Peter Dimock, Salar Abdoh, Robin Coste Lewis, Ivan Vladislavic, Isabella Hammad, Sven Lindqvist, Don Mee Choi, Anna Deavere Smith, and/or others.
Contact for registration requests and questions: Hilary Plum, h.plum@csuohio.edu.

* This course is now full. Email Hilary Plum if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
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Poetry

MFA Craft & Theory (Multigenre): Research [Full]
Instructor: Hilary Plum
Campus: Cleveland State University
Day & Time: Thursday 6:00 – 8:50 pm
Delivery Method: In-person
Course Number: ENG 615
Note: This course counts toward the Craft & Theory degree requirement in any genre. Readings will cover all four genres, and students can designate the genre for their course work.

This craft and theory seminar will include and support writing across genres. We’ll explore the role of research in the practice of creative writing and in contemporary literature in a global context. We’ll consider genres and modes including historical fiction, its conventions and responsibilities; documentary poetics; interviews and testimony within/as literary work; the incorporation of archival material; reportage and projects based in experience, witness, or performance; process as research; facticity, expertise, and authority in creative writing. We’ll read works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama (expect to read roughly 6–8 books in the semester, or the equivalent thereof in selections). We’ll discuss the strategies and practices writers use to perform research, and the diverse ways that literary writing is built on, or is, research. Expect to explore questions of objectivity, subjectivity, and doubling; representation, desire, and absence in the archive; erasure, palimpsest, and trace; collectivities, movements, and memory; alternative histories and presents; visions of historical selves and future modes of justice; the problems of personal and familial remembering. Participants will each pursue their own writing project(s), in the genre of their choice, informed by research and structured by an intentional research practice. A lot of different things will happen, sometimes at once. Readings are likely to include the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jeannie Vanasco, Peter Dimock, Salar Abdoh, Robin Coste Lewis, Ivan Vladislavic, Isabella Hammad, Sven Lindqvist, Don Mee Choi, Anna Deavere Smith, and/or others.
Contact for registration requests and questions: Hilary Plum, h.plum@csuohio.edu.

* This course is now full. Email Hilary Plum if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
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Playwriting

MFA Craft & Theory (Multigenre): Research [Full]
Instructor: Hilary Plum
Campus: Cleveland State University
Day & Time: Thursday 6:00 – 8:50 pm
Delivery Method: In-person
Course Number: ENG 615
Note: This course counts toward the Craft & Theory degree requirement in any genre. Readings will cover all four genres, and students can designate the genre for their course work.

This craft and theory seminar will include and support writing across genres. We’ll explore the role of research in the practice of creative writing and in contemporary literature in a global context. We’ll consider genres and modes including historical fiction, its conventions and responsibilities; documentary poetics; interviews and testimony within/as literary work; the incorporation of archival material; reportage and projects based in experience, witness, or performance; process as research; facticity, expertise, and authority in creative writing. We’ll read works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama (expect to read roughly 6–8 books in the semester, or the equivalent thereof in selections). We’ll discuss the strategies and practices writers use to perform research, and the diverse ways that literary writing is built on, or is, research. Expect to explore questions of objectivity, subjectivity, and doubling; representation, desire, and absence in the archive; erasure, palimpsest, and trace; collectivities, movements, and memory; alternative histories and presents; visions of historical selves and future modes of justice; the problems of personal and familial remembering. Participants will each pursue their own writing project(s), in the genre of their choice, informed by research and structured by an intentional research practice. A lot of different things will happen, sometimes at once. Readings are likely to include the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jeannie Vanasco, Peter Dimock, Salar Abdoh, Robin Coste Lewis, Ivan Vladislavic, Isabella Hammad, Sven Lindqvist, Don Mee Choi, Anna Deavere Smith, and/or others.
Contact for registration requests and questions: Hilary Plum, h.plum@csuohio.edu.

* This course is now full. Email Hilary Plum if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
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To edit the text and items of your accordion, just mouseover the accordion module and click on the yellow edit icon. Now you can add, edit, order and remove both items and content. The title for each accordion item can be edited inline. To edit content please click on the edit icon in the menu that pops out when you mouseover content.
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To edit the text and items of your accordion, just mouseover the accordion module and click on the yellow edit icon. Now you can add, edit, order and remove both items and content. The title for each accordion item can be edited inline. To edit content please click on the edit icon in the menu that pops out when you mouseover content.

Literature

MFA Craft & Theory (Multigenre): Research [Full]
Instructor: Hilary Plum
Campus: Cleveland State University
Day & Time: Thursday 6:00 – 8:50 pm
Delivery Method: In-person
Course Number: ENG 615
Note: This course counts toward the Craft & Theory degree requirement in any genre. Readings will cover all four genres, and students can designate the genre for their course work.

This craft and theory seminar will include and support writing across genres. We’ll explore the role of research in the practice of creative writing and in contemporary literature in a global context. We’ll consider genres and modes including historical fiction, its conventions and responsibilities; documentary poetics; interviews and testimony within/as literary work; the incorporation of archival material; reportage and projects based in experience, witness, or performance; process as research; facticity, expertise, and authority in creative writing. We’ll read works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama (expect to read roughly 6–8 books in the semester, or the equivalent thereof in selections). We’ll discuss the strategies and practices writers use to perform research, and the diverse ways that literary writing is built on, or is, research. Expect to explore questions of objectivity, subjectivity, and doubling; representation, desire, and absence in the archive; erasure, palimpsest, and trace; collectivities, movements, and memory; alternative histories and presents; visions of historical selves and future modes of justice; the problems of personal and familial remembering. Participants will each pursue their own writing project(s), in the genre of their choice, informed by research and structured by an intentional research practice. A lot of different things will happen, sometimes at once. Readings are likely to include the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jeannie Vanasco, Peter Dimock, Salar Abdoh, Robin Coste Lewis, Ivan Vladislavic, Isabella Hammad, Sven Lindqvist, Don Mee Choi, Anna Deavere Smith, and/or others.
Contact for registration requests and questions: Hilary Plum, h.plum@csuohio.edu.

* This course is now full. Email Hilary Plum if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
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Electives

MFA Craft & Theory (Multigenre): Research [Full]
Instructor: Hilary Plum
Campus: Cleveland State University
Day & Time: Thursday 6:00 – 8:50 pm
Delivery Method: In-person
Course Number: ENG 615
Note: This course counts toward the Craft & Theory degree requirement in any genre. Readings will cover all four genres, and students can designate the genre for their course work.

This craft and theory seminar will include and support writing across genres. We’ll explore the role of research in the practice of creative writing and in contemporary literature in a global context. We’ll consider genres and modes including historical fiction, its conventions and responsibilities; documentary poetics; interviews and testimony within/as literary work; the incorporation of archival material; reportage and projects based in experience, witness, or performance; process as research; facticity, expertise, and authority in creative writing. We’ll read works of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and drama (expect to read roughly 6–8 books in the semester, or the equivalent thereof in selections). We’ll discuss the strategies and practices writers use to perform research, and the diverse ways that literary writing is built on, or is, research. Expect to explore questions of objectivity, subjectivity, and doubling; representation, desire, and absence in the archive; erasure, palimpsest, and trace; collectivities, movements, and memory; alternative histories and presents; visions of historical selves and future modes of justice; the problems of personal and familial remembering. Participants will each pursue their own writing project(s), in the genre of their choice, informed by research and structured by an intentional research practice. A lot of different things will happen, sometimes at once. Readings are likely to include the work of Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Jeannie Vanasco, Peter Dimock, Salar Abdoh, Robin Coste Lewis, Ivan Vladislavic, Isabella Hammad, Sven Lindqvist, Don Mee Choi, Anna Deavere Smith, and/or others.
Contact for registration requests and questions: Hilary Plum, h.plum@csuohio.edu.

* This course is now full. Email Hilary Plum if you wish to be added to the waiting list.
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To edit the text and items of your accordion, just mouseover the accordion module and click on the yellow edit icon. Now you can add, edit, order and remove both items and content. The title for each accordion item can be edited inline. To edit content please click on the edit icon in the menu that pops out when you mouseover content.
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