Professor Brooks Landon, Ph.D.

Professor Brooks Landon
  • The University of Iowa
  • The University of Texas at Austin
This is a course in which we will dance with language, not a course in which we will trudge toward remedial correctness.

Dr. Brooks Landon is Herman J. and Eileen S. Schmidt Professor of English and Collegiate Fellow at The University of Iowa and Director of the university's General Education Literature Program. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin. Since 1978, Professor Landon has regularly offered a prose-style course focused on the sentence. He has also taught courses in nonfiction writing, contemporary American fiction, 20th-century American literature and culture, modern fiction, science fiction, hypertext fiction and scholarship, and electronic textuality. Published widely in the fields of contemporary American literature and science fiction, Professor Landon is the author of numerous books, including Science Fiction After 1900: From the Steam Man to the Stars; The Aesthetics of Ambivalence: Rethinking Science Fiction in the Age of Electronic (Re)Production; and Thomas Berger. Among his many awards and accolades are a University of Iowa M. L. Huit Teaching Award and an International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts Distinguished Scholarship.

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"If I'd only had this course ten years ago. Professor Landon's presentation is superb, the information well researched, a must have course for any writer."

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25 Courses and Sets

  1. (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!! Set

    (Set) Four Great Courses, One Amazingly Low Price!!!

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $859.80 Starting at $859.80 $1,019.80 $859.80$1,019.80
    Not sure which Great Course you want to order? Then order them all! For a limited time only, you can get Building Great Sentences; Joy of Mathematics; Understanding the Fundamentals of Music; and The Everyday Guide to Wine in a single four-course set for one amazingly low price! This special offer is the perfect way to sample some of the fascinating subjects, engaging professors, and profound insights you can find...
  2. (Set) Building Great Sentences & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition  Set

    (Set) Building Great Sentences & Great Authors of the Western Literary Tradition

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,004.90 Starting at $1,004.90 $1,004.90 $1,004.90$1,004.90
    Learn how great sentences are crafted and sample how the West's greatest writers used them to create timeless literary treasures with this enlightening two-course set. First, investigate the myriad ways we think about, talk about, and write great sentences in Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft. Then, learn how authors from Homer to St. Augustine to Dickens to Faulkner employed powerful writing in...
  3. (Set)  The Critical Thinkers Toolkit Set

    (Set) The Critical Thinkers Toolkit

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,289.70 Starting at $1,289.70 $1,529.70 $1,289.70$1,529.70
    To be a critical thinker, you have to embrace multiple facets in your approach. Learn how to look at challenges from every fundamental perspective with this comprehensive six-course set including Critical Decision Making and Game Theory. From approaching a conflict to persuasively arguing a point of view, this set will prepare you to think through, and effectively make, good choices.
  4. (Set) How to Publish Your Book & Building Great Sentences Set

    (Set) How to Publish Your Book & Building Great Sentences

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    The art of writing starts with one great sentence and ends with seeing your name in print. This set of two courses will take you through the whole process, from learning how to construct amazing sentences with Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft, to discovering tips and tricks that will improve your chances of getting published in How to Publish Your Book.
  5. (Set) Writing Great Fiction & Building Great Sentences Set

    (Set) Writing Great Fiction & Building Great Sentences

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $449.90 Starting at $449.90 $524.90 $449.90$524.90
    This two-course set includes Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques and Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft.