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ENG506: Writing Seminar: Multi-Genre

"Multi-genre" is not a catchall for all genres.

"Multi-genre" is not a catchall for all genres. As Tom Romano explains in his multi-genre instruction book, Fearless Writing, a multi-genre project is comprised of a carefully choreographed range of genres and subgenres, each constituent piece self-contained, making a point of its own, yet connected to the others by theme or topic and sometimes by language, images, and content. Multi-genre writing allows students to employ multiple (even conflicting) perspectives, voices, and approaches as they explore the interaction between and among genres. In this course, students will explore multi-genre writing by reading multi-genre texts such as Michael Ondaatje's The Collected Works of Billy the Kid and by completing their own multi-genre project.