Wayne Harrison

harrisonCourse Descriptions

Wayne Harrison
Office: Moreland 352
Phone: 541-737-1662
Email: Wayne.Harrison at oregonstate.edu

M.F.A. University of Iowa Writers' Workshop
B.A. University of New Haven
Summa Cum Laude

Areas of specialization
Fiction writing, rhetoric and composition

Recent Short Story Publications

"Least Resistance" The Atlantic 2009 Fiction Issue
"The Jump" The Sun fall 2008
"Charity" McSweeney's spring 2008

Fellowships/ Honors
Short Story Collection Wrench Finalist for 2009 Spokane Prize
Oregon Literary Fellowship 2004
Fishtrap Literary Fellowship 2003

Harrison Course Descriptions

English 104 Introduction to Literature: Fiction

Writing 222 English Composition

This course aims to increase your textual power by increasing your ability to read, think, and write about ideas and issues in academic and civic conversations.  To do this, we will consider what “they say” and what “you say” in response, as well as why (so what? who cares?).  You will analyze viewpoints (with a close look at how different authors and stakeholders are situated) and study the elements that go into crafting powerful written and visual arguments in both public and academic realms.  Reading contemporary and classic arguments from the textbook and the New York Times provides a sense of our rhetorical tradition over time.  You will be responsible for analytical reading, thinking, discussing, researching, and writing. Instructor conferences and peer review as well as consultation with the Writing Center will guide you through various drafts.  This classroom is a learning community, so we will show respect for the ideas of all individuals.

Writing 424 Advanced Fiction Writing