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ENGL 282 - Vassar Critical Journal Intensive

Semester Offered: Spring
0.5 unit(s)
The Vassar Critical Journal intensive provides students with publishing experience at every stage of the process. Students begin as writers, submitting their own work to the journal. They then act as literary agents, reading all submissions and deciding which essays they enjoy and which will proceed to the editing level. They each offer editorial comments and advice on each accepted submission, sending the essays back to the writers for revision and doing final copy edits for publication. They also are expected to promote the journal throughout the course and be responsible for the layout and look of the issue on the whole. In addition, students perform due diligence by reading the literary texts and criticism featured in the articles under submission. (This task is divided among them.) Collectively, students compose an editors’ note to be placed at the head of the publication. By the end of the course, students have collaboratively created a journal of their own making and design. Class meets once a week, but during the initial and final stages of the process, more time is needed. Enrollment is by permission of the instructor. The intensive is intended for the editorial board of the VCJ, and is open to a few more students who wish to join.  Wendy Graham.

First six-week course.

One 2-hour period.

Course Format: INT

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