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NOVELS INTO FILM

Through comparisons and a short study of key film techniques, students learn how to “read” a film.

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In this sequence of courses, readings introduce broader and more complex personal and social issues. The writing assignments ranging from personal narratives and personal essays to letters,...

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The senior reading seminars immerse students in the sustained study of an author, which students will choose from a list representing a range of diverse voices, periods and genres. Some seminars...

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How did you come to be the reader you are? What ideas about the world and its characters did you gain from the stories you read as a child? Why did you read and re-read some books? How did...

The spring term Creative Writing Workshop offers students the chance to work in any genres they choose. An awareness of issues pertaining to craft and aesthetics — and to the practice of peer...