Creative writing thesis archive creative writing thesis archive undergraduates english honors program creative writing english honors program thesis archive. Creative writing honors program creative writing program both programs require completion of a creative thesis and feature small, rigorous workshops and. In addition to completing short reading, research, and writing assignments, each student will be required to sharpen the focus of his or her honors thesis during the quarter, to produce a very rough draft of the thesis, and to designate an individual faculty advisor who will serve as a mentor during the thesis writing process. What this handout is about writing a senior honors thesis, or any major research essay, can seem daunting at first a thesis requires a reflective, multi-stage writing process. Since the creative writing thesis is part of the english honors program, acceptance to write a creative thesis is conditional upon the student continuing to maintain a 340 concentration gpa if a student's concentration gpa drops below 340 after the spring of the junior year (ie, following notification of conditional acceptance to the.
The honors thesis itself is a creative work that reflects each student's development as a senior the completed thesis is normally 35 to 60 pages thesis length as determined appropriate senior the faculty advisor and might include a critical or reflective introduction. Students who are completing the advanced year-long theory and practice sequence in their major genre (poetry, fiction, or creative nonfiction), and who have kept up with their other creative writing major requirements, may apply to work toward honors during their senior year. You must be on the creative writing track in ets, and have taken a creative writing workshop in the medium you wish to pursue in your thesis: poetry or fiction this could be the honors workshop (hnr 340 introductory workshop in creative writing fiction/poetry), or ets 215 or 217. Thus, in my creative writing honors thesis project, a series of poems entitled hole water, i seek to destigmatize the grotesque body by blurring the distinction between it and its uncontroversially beautiful but equally grotesque natural environment.
The english honors creative writing thesis senior project-creative writing students may complete a creative writing thesis only if their application is approved by the creative writing thesis committee. Honors in creative writing honors in creative creative allows the student to work on a creative thesis in their chosen genre during their senior year, under the guidance of an advisor from writing writing. Creative writing honors thesis guidelines thesis requirements poetry: the honors thesis in poetry should be a substantial body of work of approximately 15 pages or more the number of poems included is up to each student in consultation with the advisor and secon. All creative writing courses may accommodate honors contracts, and all creative writing faculty work regularly and enthusiastically with honors students we ask that you approach your professor early in the term to discuss whether a project is possible and what form it might take, and to establish a work schedule, plan, and deadlines.
The creative writing thesis has two parts: first, a substantive creative work of poetry, fiction, or nonfiction, and second, a critical essay that accompanies the creative work's key themes. English 483, 484 honors thesis in creative writing the concentration in creative writing (encr) includes the opportunity for students to enroll in a four-credit course: en483 (fall) or en484 in combination with en478/479 (spring. Admission to the creative writing honors program is selective, and successful thesis projects are conferred the distinction of honors in english at graduation enrollment in the honors program does not guarantee that the final project will earn honors.
English majors also may choose to pursue a concentration in creative writing and/or to complete an honors thesis in creative writing under the guidance of one of four full-time faculty members in addition, students have the chance to gain experience with publishing as staff members of the college literary magazine, shoreline. Honors theses are as varied as butler's student body theses range from original research in the humanities and sciences, to teaching portfolios, to video productions, to performances and creative writing. Creative writing majors in the honors college 2017-2018 4 1 students who wish to pursue a major in creative writing should inform the academic coordinator in the english department or the director of the creative writing program of.
Honors thesis program the english honors program is open to students in english literature and in creative writing the program provides a unique opportunity to pursue in depth a critical project of your own design. English honors guidelines or creative writing the honors thesis offers our students the opportunity to devote sustained attention to a focused research or. Honors thesis proposal thesis committee hair department of english l ----'--'--lisa roney phd committee member from major depatiment of english.