Writing Art Winter 2024

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This course is conceived as an experiential adventure in creative forms of art writing. We’ll read and discuss several recent examples of such work to get a sense of the range of approaches alive today, from the ekphrastic poem to the lyric essay to the novel; and we will spend considerable time in local museums, engaging intimately with works of art through various writing prompts, as you create your own creative responses to visual art.
The Class: Format: studio; This will be a hybrid course. We will divide our time between seminar meetings, where we will discuss published texts; museum visits, where you'll engage directly with visual art; and tutorial-style workshops, where you'll get feedback on your evolving work.
Limit: 10
Expected: 10
Class#: 1153
Grading: pass/fail only
Requirements/Evaluation: engaged participation; successful completion of assignments; demonstrated commitment and quality of the work, as evidenced by a final portfolio of revised writing.
Prerequisites: None, though an interest in visual art and a love of writing will be very helpful!
Enrollment Preferences: Majors in English or Art. If overenrolled, admission will be determined through an instructor interview and writing sample.

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