Brown Graduate Program in Literary Arts, Electronic Writer position – deadline 15 December 2007

Brown’s prestigious Graduate Program in Literary Arts – two years leading to an MFA – is currently accepting one applicant per year as an Electronic Writer. Past incumbents are: Noah Wardrip-Fruin, Talan Memmott, William Gillespie, Brian Kim Stefans, Daniel Howe; Aya Karpinska is in her second year, and Justin Katko started this year. The application deadline for next Autumn’s intake is December 15. Full details on the Literary Arts Programs web site:

The Literary Arts Program at Brown is structured to allow graduate student writers maximum possible time for creative and intellectual exploration. Students attend two courses per semester: a writing workshop and an elective. Elective courses may be selected from among the full offerings of the Brown University curriculum. In years past, students have taken courses in literature, history, philosophy, theater arts, modern culture and media, religious studies, and foreign languages. Studio fine arts courses and translation workshops are often appropriate choices – as are workshops offered on special topics or in other genres.

In their final semester, instead of taking a workshop, graduate students work independently with a faculty advisor on thesis preparation. The thesis is a substantial work of electronic arts, drama, fiction, or poetry – or may cross genre boundaries. It is intended to represent the student’s achievement during the two years in residency at Brown.

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