ENG 5570 Creative Writing in the Social Realm

This course focuses on the role that the arts (particularly creative writing) play in society, and how writing has been used throughout history and in different cultures to act as an agent of social observation, commentary, criticism and change. The writer and the writer's role in the social realm will be considered. Regardless of the genre that one writes in, the writer exists in a social context and that context, as well as the writer's experience both of present and past culture, will be considered as part of the writer's tool kit.