Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College


English 101 Section A10. Writing about War

How do we come to terms with armed conflict as a part of our world and our history? What kinds of people or experiences come to mind when we think about war? And who can write about it? Do we grant to civilians, refugees, children, women, or journalists the same kind of authority that we give to soldiers who have seen combat. In this class we will read, view, discuss, and write about examples of memoirs, poems, films, art, fiction and news writing about conflict and its impact. In this class we will write a lot, read each other’s work, and learn to understand and meet the demands of different types of assignments. By the time you leave the class, you will have built a profile of yourself as a writer, reflected on what strategies work best for you, and determined the next steps in your writing life.